Advances in Greek Generative Syntax

In honor of Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou

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  • Editors: Melita Stavrou1, and Arhonto Terzi2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027294517

This collection of original research focuses on various lesser studied aspects of Greek syntax. The articles combine a sound empirical coverage within current developments of generative theory and cover a wide spectrum of areas. The syntax of sentential structure is dealt with by two articles, one is an extensive analysis of the distribution of goal and beneficiary dative DPs in Greek (and cross-linguistically) and the other addresses the relation <i>agree</i> in small clauses (and between adjectives and nouns). Two articles study the acquisition of the left periphery and of eventivity and one focuses on the historical evolution of participles in Greek, out of which gerunds emerged. The syntax and semantics of <i>wh</i>-clauses in DP positions and of the non-volitional verb <i>&#952;elo</i> are the focus of two articles situated in the syntax–semantics interface. The DP domain is approached by two theoretical articles, one on a Greek possessive adjective and another on determiner heads. The final contribution studies the acquisition of the Greek definite article.

Subjects: Generative linguistics; Other Indo-European languages; Theoretical linguistics; Syntax

  • Affiliations: 1: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; 2: Technological Educational Institute of Patras

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