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Variation and Morphosyntactic Change in Greek

From Clitics to Affixes

  • Authors
  • Panayiotis A. Pappas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 1-15
  3. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 15-29
  4. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 30-43
  5. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 44-72
  6. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 73-91
  7. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 92-116
  8. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 117-135
  9. Panayiotis A. Pappas
    Pages 136-151
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 152-185

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with some of the major theoretical and descriptive concerns of the historical linguist. The author presents a variationist analysis of weak object pronoun placement in Greek during a transitional period of the language when these elements exhibited both clitic-like and affix-like behaviour. The statistical analysis of the data, providing the first accurate description of the pattern of variation, is used in showing that existing accounts fall short of a full explanation. An alternative approach forces re-evaluation of the role of generalizations in linguistic explanation.

Keywords

affixe diachronic Index object syntactic

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