By Harm Pinkster

during this e-book, the 1st full-scale paintings of its style in English, damage Pinkster applies modern linguistic theories and the findings of conventional grammar to the research of Latin syntax. he's taking a non-technical and mostly descriptive method, in response to literary and non-literary texts courting from c.250 BC to c.450 advert. The e-book includes a wealth of examples to demonstrate the grammatical phenomena less than dialogue, lots of them from the works of Plautus and
Cicero, along huge references to different resources of examples equivalent to the Oxford Latin Dictionary and the word list Linguae Latinae.

This first quantity specializes in the easy clause. It starts off with an creation to the resources used and to the methods and conventions followed, via an outline of the elemental grammatical recommendations. extra chapters supply an intensive account of the positive aspects of the Latin easy clause, together with verb frames, lively vs passive temper, sentence variety, negation, and the noun word, between many others.

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