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Towards the identification of verbal periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a prototype analysis

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This paper discusses how to identify so-called 'periphrastic' constructions in Ancient Greek. I characterise verbal periphrasis as a prototypically organised category, with central or 'prototypical' members and more peripheral ones. By applying a number of generally accepted criteria of periphrasticity to a corpus of examples, I argue that we can distinguish between four groups of constructions considered periphrastic in the secondary literature.
Journal: ACTA CLASSICA
ISSN: 0065-1141
Volume: 54
Pages: 1 - 25
Publication year:2011
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Authors:National
Authors from:Higher Education
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