Studies in Morphology

Compounding in Modern Greek

Authors: Ralli, Angela

  • One of the most carefully detailed studies of compounding in any language
  • Provides a thorough, data-rich and theoretically informed treatment of compounding in Modern Greek, which abounds in intricate compound structures
  • Compares Greek compounds with similar formations of languages that are genetically and typologically different ​
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One of the core challenges in linguistics is elucidating compounds—their formation as well as the reasons their structure varies between languages. This book on Modern Greek rises to the challenge with a meticulous treatment of its diverse, intricate compounds, a study as grounded in theory as it is rich in data. Enhancing our knowledge of compounding and word-formation in general, its exceptional scope is a worthy model for linguists, particularly morphologists, and offers insights for students of syntax, phonology, dialectology and typology, among others. The author examines first-tier themes such as the order and relations of constituents, headedness, exocentricity, and theta-role saturation. She shows how Modern Greek compounding relates to derivation and inflection, and charts the boundaries between compounds and phrases. Exploring dialectically variant compounds, and identifying historical changes, the analysis extends to similarly formed compounds in wholly unrelated languages.  

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compounding in Modern Greek
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Morphology
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4960-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4960-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4959-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8272-2
Series ISSN
2214-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 302
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