By Olga Tribulato
This ebook offers a new remedy of historic Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this kind is mind-blowing: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound process, during which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which convey an analogous agentive semantics). whereas prior reviews have privileged both the historic measurement or the overview of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this e-book presents a accomplished corpus of appellative and onomastic types, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic measurement (how those compounds constructed from past due PIE to AG after which inside of AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) which will convey that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which can now not, for exact morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed via extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological concept and in AG position the multi-faceted process of this ebook in a latest point of view, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 style cross-linguistically.
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