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Journal Title: Journal of Greek Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   12/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15699846/12/2

Contents

From the Editors
Gaberell Drachman, Dag T.T. Haug, Brian D. Joseph, and Anna Roussou

Articles

Perfect Periphrases in Post-Classical and Early Byzantine Greek:
An Ecological-Evolutionary Account
Klaas Bentein

The Interaction between Presupposition and Focus: Classical Greek
Wh-Exclamatives
Richard Faure

On the Verbal Complements of Aspectual Verbs
Nikolaos Lavidas and Gaberell Drachman

Book Reviews

Stéphanie J. Bakker, The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek. A Functional
Analysis of the Order and Articulation of NP Constituents in Herodotus
Jerneja Kavičič

Frank Scheppers, The Colon Hypothesis. Word Order, Discourse
Segmentation and Discourse Coherence in Ancient Greek
Eirik Welo
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 23.5092