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Origins of the Greek Verb

  • Date Published: January 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107195554

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  • Situated at the crossroads of comparative philology, classics and general historical linguistics, this study is the first ever attempt to outline in full the developments which led from the remotest recoverable stages of the Indo-European proto-language to the complex verbal system encountered in Homer and other early Greek texts. By combining the methods of comparative and internal reconstruction with a careful examination of large collections of primary data and insights gained from the study of language change and linguistic typology, Andreas Willi uncovers the deeper reasons behind many surface irregularities and offers a new understanding of how categories such as aspect, tense and voice interact. Drawing upon evidence from all major branches of Indo-European, and providing exhaustive critical coverage of scholarly debate on the most controversial issues, this book will be an essential reference tool for anyone seeking orientation in this burgeoning but increasingly fragmented area of linguistic research.

    • Offers a new and uniquely detailed model for the evolution of the Indo-European verbal system from the early proto-language down to the period of the first texts written in Greek
    • Presents key concepts clearly and in a form that is accessible to the non-specialist
    • Combines ample collections of primary data with in-depth philological interpretation, paying equal attention to form and meaning
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    • Date Published: January 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107195554
    • length: 812 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • contains: 32 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Greek verbal system
    2. From Greek to Proto-Indo-European
    3. The reduplicated aorist
    4. The reduplicated present
    5. The perfect
    6. The thematic aorist
    7. The augment
    8. The s-aorist
    9. From Proto-Indo-European to Pre-Proto-Indo-European
    10. From Pre-Proto-Indo-European back to Greek.

  • Author

    Andreas Willi, University of Oxford
    Andreas Willi is Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College. He is author of The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Classical Attic Greek (2003) and Sikelismos: Sprache, Literatur und Gesellschaft im griechischen Sizilien (2008), and is editor of The Language of Greek Comedy (2002) and co-editor (with P. Probert) of Laws and Rules in Indo-European (2012).

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