Absolute Constructions in Early Indo-European
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- Author: Antonia Ruppel, Cornell University, New York
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In the past, discussions about absolute constructions (ACs) have been limited by an imprecise understanding of what ACs are. By examining the nature and function of ACs and related constructions in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, this new study arrives at a clear and simple definition of ACs. Focusing on the earliest attested material in each language, Dr Ruppel highlights how the use of ACs differs between the languages and offers explanations for these differences. Referring directly and extensively to the early material, she identifies the common core shared by all ACs and reconstructs their development into Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. This historical perspective reveals how ACs have been conceived of by grammarians, philologists and even Christian missionaries over the last two thousand years and how enduring misconceptions still affect our discussion of them today.Read more
- Provides, for the first time, a clear and simple definition of absolute constructions, which will facilitate future discussions on the topic
- Accompanies the material concerning Sanskrit absolute constructions with detailed annotations, making it accessible to those without knowledge of the language
- Offers a fascinating historical perspective, which debunks enduring misconceptions plaguing scholarly discussion of absolute constructions, even today
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"… a useful study of the absolute constructions in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit … It will be of help for the further study of these and similar constructions."
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- Date Published: November 2012
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- isbn: 9781139785808
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Table of Contents
1. The AC so far
2. Early Greek
3. Early Latin
4. The Sanskrit locative absolute and its syntactic surroundings
5. Proto-Indo-European roots of ACs.
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