S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)
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S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study in Word Formation - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 06/04/2006
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This book deals with one aspect of Greek and Proto-Indo-European nominal morphology, the formation, inflection and semantics of s-stem nouns and adjectives. It uncovers the mechanisms of their creation and shows their limitation. The established view that the nouns are an unproductive category is challenged; at the same time, the expanding and partly changing nature of the basis governing the creation of the adjectives is explained. Morphology and semantics are studied in tandem, and a large chronological span of the Greek language is covered. The historical side is then extended into prehistory, and in particular the Greek evidence is tested against recent theories on Proto-Indo-European ablaut, leading to a reassessment of the morphonological characteristics in question.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199280087
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 224 x 143 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...an extremely interesting book... * Martti Leiwo, The Classical Review *
There is much to be learned from this book. * Joshua T. Katz, Journal of Hellenic Studies *
Let us hope that more word classes recieve a similar treatment in future. * Daniel Kolligan, University of Oxford, Centre for Liguistics and Philology *

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