Word order patterns in greek nominals : Aspects of diachronic change

In this paper I investigate a change in the word order patterns of Greek nominalizations that took place from the Classical Greek (CG) period to the Modem Greek (MG) one. Specifically, in CG both the patterns in (A), wit
In this paper I investigate a change in the word order patterns of Greek nominalizations that took place from the Classical Greek (CG) period to the Modem Greek (MG) one. Specifically, in CG both the patterns in (A), with its two subtypes, and (B) were possible; the MG system, on the other hand, exhibits only the (B) pattern. The difference between the two systems is that agents can only be introduced in the form of prepositional phrase in MG nominals in a position following the head noun, while they could appear in a prenominal position bearing genitive case in CG. Moreover, the theme genitive, i.e. the objective genitive, could precede the head nominal in CG; this is no longer the case in MG, where the theme genitive follows the head noun obligatorily:

(A) i) Det-(Genagent)-Nprocess-Gentheme 1 ii) Det-Gentheme-Nprocess

(B)Det-Nprocess-Gentheme (Ppagent)

 I argue that the unavailability of (A) in MG is linked to the nature and the properties associated with a nominal functional projection contained within process non~inals and to other related changes in the nominal system of Greek.
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Author:Artemis Alexiadou
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-308335
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/fileadmin/material/ZASPiL_Volltexte/zp27/zaspil27-alexiadou.pdf
ISSN:1435-9588
ISSN:0947-7055
Parent Title (English):Nominalizations / Ed. by Ewald Lang ; Ilse Zimmermann Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin, 2002; ZAS papers in linguistics Vol. 27
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/14
Year of first Publication:2002
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
SWD-Keyword:Griechisch; Neugriechisch; Nominalisierung
Volume:27
Pagenumber:17
First Page:91
Last Page:107
HeBIS PPN:381233812
Dewey Decimal Classification:480 Hellenische Sprachen; klassisches Griechisch
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachgeschichte / History of language
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZASPIL 27 = Nominalisations
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