By Olga Tribulato
This ebook offers a new therapy of old Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this sort is mind-blowing: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound method, within which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which show a similar agentive semantics). whereas earlier stories have privileged both the ancient size or the evaluation of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this ebook offers a accomplished corpus of appellative and onomastic varieties, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic measurement (how those compounds built from past due PIE to AG after which inside of AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) with a view to express that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that may now not, for targeted morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological thought and in AG position the multi-faceted procedure of this booklet in a latest viewpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 sort cross-linguistically.
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Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic Development Within the Greek Compound System by Olga Tribulato