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Adamantios Korais as language reformer

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/9780199214426.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses the linguistic theory and practice of the chief proponent of language reform at the time, Adamantios Korais (1748-1833). The origins of Korais' linguistic theory are traced to ... More


Modern Greek

Stathi Ekaterini

in English in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273102
eISBN:
9780191706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273102.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This final chapter examines how the English language has influenced Modern Greek. Topics covered include the history of language contact, pronunciation and spelling, morphology, how borrowing affects ... More


Split wh-Constructions in Classical and Modern Greek: A Diachronic Perspective

ERIC MATHIEU and IOANNA SITARIDOU

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on split wh-constructions and provides an answer to the following two questions: (i) why split wh-constructions were widespread in Classical Greek, but are now impossible in ... 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


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


How many factors influence the meaning of denominal and deadjectival verbs? The case of Modern Greek verbs in -(ι)άζω

Angeliki Efthymiou

in The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The aim of this paper is to examine the factors involved in verb forming processes. Our evidence comes from the Modern Greek suffix (ι)?ξω [(i)ázo], used to derive [– learned] verbs, which express a ... More


The (non)veridicality theory of polarity and negator selection

Katerina Chatzopoulou

in Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198712404
eISBN:
9780191780912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712404.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter the theory of nonveridicality is presented, along with the relevant evidence from Standard Modern Greek regarding negator choice. It is argued that negator choice in Modern Greek must ... More


From lexical to dependent: The case of the Greek dative

Elena Anagnostopoulou and Christina Sevdali

in Syntactic Features and the Limits of Syntactic Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198832584
eISBN:
9780191871115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832584.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In this paper, we discuss the diachronic change in the internal structure of direct and indirect objects in Greek. We do so by comparing the properties of dative and genitive objects in Classical vs. ... More


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