Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Typology of Greek

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Author(s): Silvia Luraghi
Abstract Descriptions of Greek abound: according to Joseph (1987:437), “[w]ith the possible exception of English, there has probably been more written on the Greek language than on any other language.” However, in works by typologists Greek does not often feature among languages included in samples. Indeed, typologists would have much to learn from Greek as it presents a number of characteristics which are undoubtedly of interest for language typology. Some of these are summarized in this entry. 1. Morphology 1.a. Verbal Conjugation Greek is a highly fusional language. Inflec…
Date: 2013-11-01