Saturday, May 23, 2015

What's for breakfast? Greek word order! Yum!

Over on B-Greek, Stephen Carlson informs us of a new dissertation—On verb initial clauses in Classical Greek! Delicious! Here's an excerpt from page 1:
Ancient Greek is a ‘free word order’ language, or more precisely a discourse- configurational language (Hale 1983, Kiss 1994): that is, a language in which the order of words in a sentence is determined – at least in the case of clause-level constituents, though to some extent in lower ones too – not by their syntactic roles but by the pragmatic functions that they play in the discourse context.
Doesn't that make you want to read all 148 pages? But I don't have time right now, so it will get filed away until fall...

But you don't have to wait! You can download it right now:


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