The Colon Hypothesis: Word Order, Discourse Segmentation and Discourse Coherence in Ancient Greek

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Offering a wealth of detailed information concerning topics in Ancient Greek linguistics--including clisis, apositivity, lexicalization phenomena, sentencehood, and genre--this study argues that a number of Ancient Greek word order rules, most notably Wackernagel's Law, apply to the "colon" or "intonation unit" rather than to syntactic units such as the clause. Based on an extensive corpus-database, comprising the whole Corpus Lysiacum and four Platonic dialogues, this reference contains detailed and enlightening excerpt ...

The Colon Hypothesis: Word Order, Discourse Segmentation and Discourse Coherence in Ancient Greek 2011, ASP Vub Press

ISBN-13: 9789054879442

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