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LINGUIST List 21.2705

Thu Jun 24 2010

Books: Historical Linguistics: Bortone

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        1.    Jane Hamilton, Greek Prepositions:

Message 1: Greek Prepositions:
Date: 23-Jun-2010
From: Jane Hamilton <jane.hamiltonoup.com>
Subject: Greek Prepositions:
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Title: Greek Prepositions
Subtitle: From Antiquity to the Present
Published: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199556854.do

Author: Pietro Bortone
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199556854 Pages: 360 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Abstract:

This is the most comprehensive history of the Greek prepositional system ever
published. It is set within a broad typological context and examines interrelated
syntactic, morphological, and semantic change over three millennia. By
including, for the first time, Medieval and Modern Greek, Dr Bortone is able to
show how the changes in meaning of Greek prepositions follow a clear and
recurring pattern of immense theoretical interest. The author opens the book by
discussing the relevant background issues concerning the function, meaning,
and genesis of adpositions and cases. He then traces the development of
prepositions and case markers in ancient Greek (Homeric and classical, with
insights from Linear B and reconstructed Indo-European); Hellenistic Greek,
which he examines mainly on the basis of Biblical Greek; Medieval Greek, the
least studied but most revealing phase; and Modern Greek, in which he also
considers the influence of the learned tradition and neighbouring languages.
Written in an accessible and non-specialist style, this book will interest classical
philologists, as well as historical linguists and theoretical linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

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

Written In: English (eng )

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