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Ancient Greek and the category of verbal periphrasis

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This paper discusses which constructions in Ancient Greek consisting of a finite verb and a participle belong to the category of „verbal periphrasis‟. By applying various criteria of periphrasticity to a corpus of examples, I show that only a limited number of constructions can be considered fully periphrastic. I consider these constructions to be the central members of a prototypically organized category.
Book: Proceedings of the 2nd Patras international conference of graduate students in linguistics
Number of pages: 1
Publication year:2011