Origins of the Greek Verb

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Cambridge University Press, 18 jan 2018 - 713 pagina's
Situated at the crossroads of comparative philology, classics and general historical linguistics, this study is the first ever attempt to outline in full the developments which led from the remotest recoverable stages of the Indo-European proto-language to the complex verbal system encountered in Homer and other early Greek texts. By combining the methods of comparative and internal reconstruction with a careful examination of large collections of primary data and insights gained from the study of language change and linguistic typology, Andreas Willi uncovers the deeper reasons behind many surface irregularities and offers a new understanding of how categories such as aspect, tense and voice interact. Drawing upon evidence from all major branches of Indo-European, and providing exhaustive critical coverage of scholarly debate on the most controversial issues, this book will be an essential reference tool for anyone seeking orientation in this burgeoning but increasingly fragmented area of linguistic research.
 

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The Greek Verbal System
1
From Greek to ProtoIndoEuropean
28
The Reduplicated Aorist
58
The Reduplicated Present
118
The Perfect
207
ProtoIndoEuropean
225
The Thematic Aorist
286
The Augment
357
299
527
From PreProtoIndoEuropean back to Greek
547
Presents tudáti
568
23
579
25
585
Epilogue
595
References
602
357
648

The sAorist
417
From ProtoIndoEuropean to PreProtoIndoEuropean
504
298
512
Index of Forms
677
General Index
705
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Andreas Willi is Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College. He is author of The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek (2003) and Sikelismos: Sprache, Literatur und Gesellschaft im griechischen Sizilien (2008), and is editor of The Language of Greek Comedy (2002) and co-editor (with P. Probert) of Laws and Rules in Indo-European (2012).

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