Attraction (Mood, Case etc.)
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Attraction has been described as the phenomenon taking place when a given word does not show the grammatical form expected on the basis of the canonical morphological and/or syntactic rules, but appears in a different form because of the influence of another word in the same clause or in a different clause. In Greek, attraction is not obligatory. It occurs at three distinct levels…

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Maria Napoli, “Attraction (Mood, Case etc.)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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