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Eimi and the adjectival participle in ancient Greek

Klaas Bentein (UGent)
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In this paper, I discuss constructions of the Ancient Greek verb eimi “I am” with present and perfect participle. I focus on those uses where the participle has a so-called „adjectival‟ function. The two main goals are: (a) to give a unified semantic description of this phenomenon, and (b) to clarify whether the adjectival participle is also categorially adjectival. I argue that adjectival periphrasis typically involves the predication of properties, and that the constructions under analysis should be located on an intracategorial continuum.
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Ancient Greek, intracategorial continuum, adjectival participle

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Bentein, Klaas. 2011. “Eimi and the Adjectival Participle in Ancient Greek.” In Proceedings of the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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Bentein, K. (2011). Eimi and the adjectival participle in ancient Greek. Proceedings of the sixth Cambridge postgraduate conference in language research. Presented at the The Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (CAMling - 2010), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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Bentein K. Eimi and the adjectival participle in ancient Greek. Proceedings of the sixth Cambridge postgraduate conference in language research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2011.
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Bentein, Klaas. “Eimi and the Adjectival Participle in Ancient Greek.” Proceedings of the Sixth Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this paper, I discuss constructions of the Ancient Greek verb eimi {\textquotedblleft}I am{\textquotedblright} with present and perfect participle. I focus on those uses where the participle has a so-called {\quotedblbase}adjectival\unmatched{201f} function. The two main goals are: (a) to give a unified semantic description of this phenomenon, and (b) to clarify whether the adjectival participle is also categorially adjectival. I argue that adjectival periphrasis typically involves the predication of properties, and that the constructions under analysis should be located on an intracategorial continuum.},
  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the sixth Cambridge postgraduate conference in language research},
  keyword      = {Ancient Greek,intracategorial continuum,adjectival participle},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Cambridge, UK},
  pages        = {10},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  title        = {Eimi and the adjectival participle in ancient Greek},
  year         = {2011},
}