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Early Greek relative clauses

Author: Philomen Probert
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Early Greek Relative Clauses contributes to an old debate currently enjoying a revival: should we expect languages spoken a few thousand years ago, such as Proto-Indo-European, to be less well-equipped than modern languages when it comes to subordinate clauses? Early Greek relative clauses provide a test case for this problem. Early Greek uses several kinds of relative clause, but all these are usually thought to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philomen Probert
ISBN: 9780198713821 0198713827
OCLC Number: 905868611
Language Note: Text in English with passages in Ancient Greek.
Description: xxvi, 503 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements ; General Abbreviations ; Abbreviations for Grammatical Categories ; Ancient Authors and Works, with Editions Used ; Epigraphic and Papyrological Publications ; Symbols ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Proto-Indo-European, Greek, and Primitive Languages: The Last 150 Years ; 3. Approaches to Proto-Indo-European Relative Clauses ; 4. What is a Relative Clause? ; 5. Definiteness and Related Concepts ; 6. Varieties of Greek Relative Clause ; 7. Matters of Case ; 8. Forays into Early Greek Relative Clauses in Non-epic Genres ; 9. Postnominal and Inherently Maximalizing Relative Clauses in Homer ; 10. How Does Homer Choose between Inherently Maximalizing Constructions? ; 11. How Does Homer Choose between omicron, eta, tauomicron, and omicronsigmaf, eta, omicron? ; 12. Homeric Relative Clauses in Direct Speech and Narrative ; 13. Cretan Inscriptions to 400 BC ; 14. Against Four Syntactic Relics and For One ; 15. Conclusions ; References ; Glossary of Technical Terms
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