Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Balkan Sprachbund: Early Evidence in Greek

(5,034 words)

Author(s): Flavia Pompeo
Abstract The Balkan Sprachbund is a well-known linguistic area largely identifiable with the Balkans, which has over the centuries been the stage of complex historico-political and social events resulting in situations of bi- or multilingualism. Consequently, Balkan languages, including Mod. Gk., share striking structural convergences – so-called ‘Balkanisms’ – even though each language retains its own identity. While the origins of phenomena considered Balkanisms often go far back in time, actual …
Date: 2013-11-01

Bartoli’s Law

(612 words)

Author(s): Steven Faulkner
Abstract ‘Bartoli’s Law’ refers to an accent retraction rule by which polysyllabic oxytone words became paroxytone if they ended in a sequence of a light followed by a heavy syllable, e.g. * thugatḗr > thugátēr ‘daughter’. …
Date: 2013-11-01


(7 words)

Abstract   See Accentuation Bibliography …
Date: 2014-01-27


(2,936 words)

Author(s): Antonio Revuelta
Abstract Beneficiary (or benefactive) is the semantic role of a participant, usually human or animate, who benefits from a state of affairs, e.g. ‘(for) my mother’ in ‘I bought a present for my mother’. This constituent can be a nominal or prepositional phrase and is considered to occupy the position not of argument, but rather of adjunct or satellite.…
Date: 2013-11-01