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Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic by Olga Tribulato

By Olga Tribulato

This booklet presents a new therapy of old Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this sort is staggering: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound procedure, within which there additionally exists a wide category of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which show a similar agentive semantics). whereas prior reviews have privileged both the historic size or the evaluation of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this e-book offers a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic varieties, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (how those compounds built from overdue PIE to AG after which inside AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) in an effort to exhibit that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that may no longer, for special morphological and semantic purposes, be stuffed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological conception and in AG position the multi-faceted method of this e-book in a latest standpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 variety cross-linguistically.

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