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LINGUIST List 20.136

Thu Jan 15 2009

Books: Historical Linguistics: Markopoulos

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        1.    Elyse Turr, The Future in Greek: Markopoulos


Message 1: The Future in Greek: Markopoulos
Date: 15-Dec-2008
From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: The Future in Greek: Markopoulos
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Title: The Future in Greek
Subtitle: From Ancient to Medieval
Published: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Author: Theodore Markopoulos
Hardback: ISBN: 0199539855 9780199539857 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 130.00
Abstract:

The future has exercised students of Modern Greek language developments for
many years, and no satisfactory set of arguments for the development of the
modern form the ancient usages has ever been produced. Theodore Markopoulos
elucidates the stages that led up to the appearance of the modern future in
the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He does so by focussing on the three
main modes of future referencing ('mello', 'echo', and 'thelo'). He
discusses these patterns in the classical and Hellenistic-Roman periods,
the early medieval period (fifth to tenth centuries), and the late medieval
period (eleventh to fifteenth centuries). The argument is supported by
reference to a large and representative corpus of texts (all translated
into English) from which the author draws many examples. In his conclusion
Dr. Markopoulos considers the implications of his findings and methodology
for syntactic and semantic history of Greek.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Middle Greek (qgk)

Written In: English (eng )

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