Coordination and subordination
This article studies the relator <i>áma</i> in dialectal Greek as spoken in Bulgaria. The relator is polysemous and marks temporality and hypotheses, it is also polyfunctional and serves as a subordinator and a coordinator. Our goal in this study is to isolate its syntactic and semantic properties so as to distinguish its functions and meanings. We will also examine the notion of opposition which <i>áma</i> can also convey, following contact between dialectal Greek and Bulgarian.