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Title: Principles of the Relation between Local Adverb, Verb and Sentence Particle in Hittite
Written By: F.A. Tjerkstra
Series Title: Cuneiform Monographs

This book deals with the function of the so-called 'local adverbs' in
Hittite, and the relation between their use and the occurrence of so-called
'sentence particles'. The local adverbs have traditionally been explained
as postpositions, preverbs or adverbs, depending on their position in the
sentence. In this book, the function of the local adverbs is described in
terms of their relation with the verb. Local adverbs belonging to the verb
form a semantic particle. Independent local adverbs have no relation with
the verb, but function as postpositions or independent adverbs. A new
lexical description of all Hittite verbs, in the absence of native
speakers, necessarily based on the study of all available 'predicate
frames', will be necessary to define the function of the Hittite local
adverbs in each of their attestations. In this book, the evidence of four
common Hittite 'verbs of motion' has been analysed as a specimen study. In
the last section the situation in a much better-known language, Homeric
Greek, where the same problems confront the researcher, is adduced for

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Hittite

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9056930281
ISBN-13: 9789056930288
Pages: 216 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 128
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