By Olga Tribulato
This ebook presents a new therapy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this kind is magnificent: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound approach, during which there additionally exists a wide type of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which show an identical agentive semantics). whereas previous stories have privileged both the historic measurement or the evaluate of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this ebook offers a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic types, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (how those compounds built from overdue PIE to AG after which inside of AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) which will exhibit that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which can now not, for exact morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed by means of extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological concept and in AG position the multi-faceted method of this publication in a latest point of view, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 variety cross-linguistically.
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