Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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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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Experiential Constructions

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Author(s): Eystein Dahl
Abstract Like most other Indo-European languages, Ancient Greek has a variety of experiential constructions. Some experiential verbs select a nominative-accusative case frame, whereas others are characterized by non-canonical case-marking patterns. Mediopassive voice represents another strategy for marking experiential predicates in Ancient Greek. Middle voice and non-canonical argument realization patterns represent complementary means for distinguishing experiential predicates from other types of predicates in Ancient Greek. Experiential constructions are …
Date: 2013-11-01