By Olga Tribulato

ISBN-10: 3110415763

ISBN-13: 9783110415766

This publication offers a new remedy of old Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this kind is striking: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound process, during which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which convey an identical agentive semantics). whereas earlier experiences have privileged both the historic size or the overview of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this booklet presents a accomplished corpus of appellative and onomastic varieties, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (how those compounds constructed from overdue PIE to AG after which inside AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) for you to convey that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that may now not, for detailed morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological idea and in AG position the multi-faceted strategy of this e-book in a latest viewpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 variety cross-linguistically.

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