By Olga Tribulato
This ebook offers a new remedy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this sort is wonderful: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound process, within which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which show an identical agentive semantics). whereas earlier experiences have privileged both the old measurement or the review of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this ebook offers a finished 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) with a view to exhibit that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which can now not, for detailed morphological and semantic purposes, be stuffed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological idea and in AG position the multi-faceted method of this ebook in a contemporary standpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the houses of the V1 variety cross-linguistically.
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Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic Development Within the Greek Compound System by Olga Tribulato