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By Olga Tribulato

This e-book offers a new therapy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this sort is astounding: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound method, during which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which convey an analogous agentive semantics). whereas previous reports have privileged both the ancient size or the evaluate of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this ebook offers a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic varieties, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (how those compounds built from overdue PIE to AG after which inside AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) on the way to exhibit that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that can now not, for distinct morphological and semantic purposes, be stuffed by way of extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological concept and in AG position the multi-faceted strategy of this e-book in a contemporary viewpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the houses of the V1 sort cross-linguistically.

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