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The early stages of the controversy, 1766–1804

Peter Mackridge

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter begins with a brief account of variation in language use in Greek in the late 18th century. Then the chief participants in the language controversy during this period are introduced, and ... More


PROLOGUE: THE STUDY OF A SUFFIX

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the subject matter of this book, namely, word formation in Ancient Greek. The study will look at the morphological and semantic characteristics of the s-stem ... More


Epilogue

Peter Mackridge

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief account of developments in the Greek language question since 1976, when the struggle between katharevousa and demotic has been superseded by the debate as to whether ... More


Paradigmatic Uniformity and Markedness

Andrew Garrett

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter surveys a set of levelings and extensions affecting verb paradigms in two languages: English and Ancient Greek. It shows that pure leveling does not exist and that the emergence of ... More


Reading Greek Literature

Thomas A. Schmitz

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Ancient Greek texts as a foil for Ancient Egyptian literature. Scholars who work on cultural products of premodern societies will always be faced with the question whether, by ... More


Tempo and Mora in Phonological Change

D. Gary Miller

in Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I: Approaches, Methodology, and Sound Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583423
eISBN:
9780191723438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583423.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Words of more than two syllables tend toward moraic balance, while even those are subject to the acceleration processes that yield triplet formation. Triplets tend to shorten to disyllables, which in ... More


Denaturalized Phonetic Processes

D. Gary Miller

in Language Change and Linguistic Theory, Volume I: Approaches, Methodology, and Sound Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199583423
eISBN:
9780191723438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583423.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Classic sound change begins in phonetic environments but rapidly gives way to more abstract (phonological, morphological, etc.) conditioning. Extension to broader contexts can initially yield ... More


The Neuter S‐stem Nouns

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The neuter s-stem nouns constitute one of the best established word formation categories in the Indo-European languages and it is certain that they are deep-rooted in the parent language itself. The ... More


Parametric changes in the history of the Greek article

Cristina Guardiano

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter accounts for two changes that distinguish Modern Greek from Ancient (Classical and New Testament) Greek: the requirement in Modern Greek that proper names occur with a definite article, ... More


The S‐stem Adjectives

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek possesses a large number of s-stem adjectives of the type δυσμενήζ ‘evil-minded’. More than 6,000 different formations of such adjectives are attested, and even if one subtracts the compounds ... More


The Animate S‐stem Nouns

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek possesses a very small number of non-neuter s-stem nouns. Among these words, feminine nouns are rarer than masculine ones. Yet, the type, though weak, seems to be inherited from the parent ... More


Epilogue: Combining the Threads

Torsten Meissner

in S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280087
eISBN:
9780191707100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280087.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The overall aim of this study is to determine the morphological and semantic characteristics of the various sigmatic formations, while accounting for their development within Greek and from ... More


Negation in the history of Greek

Jo Willmott

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter traces the historical complexities of the Greek negative system from Ancient Greek to Standard Modern Greek. Throughout its history Greek has two sentential negators. This chapter ... More


Hesperos: Studies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday

P. J. Finglass, C. Collard, and N. J. Richardson (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199285686
eISBN:
9780191713958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Martin West is widely recognized as one of the most significant classicists of all time. Over nearly half a century his publications have transformed our understanding of Greek poetry. This book ... More


Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293946
eISBN:
9780520967250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period ... More


Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Esther Eidinow

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In this book, question tablets from the oracle at Dodona are set side-by-side with curse tablets (katadesmoi or defixiones) from across the Ancient Greek world (for the period 6th-1st centuries BCE). ... More


A Lapse into Unreason

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In the Ancient Greek world, engagements with the supernatural were mundane, many, and varied: a spectrum of interactions at different social levels, involving different mortal and supernatural ... More


Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks ... More


The Best Defence

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on judicial curse tablets, which offer a unique viewpoint on Ancient Greek litigation, revealing the fears of those going to court. At the same time, they add to the ... More


A revision of Talmy’s typology

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

in The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198733287
eISBN:
9780191797804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The split within the class of satellite-framed languages is further explored. Ancient Greek is shown as behaving like Latin and Slavic, its complex resultative constructions requiring the presence of ... More


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