Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

New from Cambridge University Press!


Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: The Future in Greek
Subtitle: From Ancient to Medieval
Written By: Theodore Markopoulos

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 from 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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199539855
ISBN-13: 9780199539857
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00