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Prog imperfective drift in ancient Greek? Reconsidering eimi 'be' with present participle

Klaas Bentein UGent (2013) TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 111(1). p.67-107
abstract
In this paper, I reconsider the diachrony of the Ancient Greek periphrastic construction of eimi 'be' with present participle by means of Bertinetto’s recently proposed model for the development of progressive grams (a process called ‘PROG imperfective drift’). While Bertinetto’s proposal sheds new light on the diachronic development of the construction, at the same time the evidence from Ancient Greek brings to light the need for modification and further refinement of the model (most importantly with regard to the role of what I call the ‘stative’ function, next to the diachronic source(s) of the construction). I furthermore show that eimi with present participle never fully developed a (focalized) progressive function, which can be explained in terms of ‘constructional competition’.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Ancient Greek, PROG imperfective drift, BE-periphrasis
journal title
TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Trans. Philol. Soc.
volume
111
issue
1
pages
67 - 107
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000314927100003
ISSN
0079-1636
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-968X.2012.01314.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2019709
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2019709
date created
2012-02-04 19:38:38
date last changed
2014-09-12 13:32:57
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  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
  issn         = {0079-1636},
  journal      = {TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY},
  keyword      = {Ancient Greek,PROG imperfective drift,BE-periphrasis},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {67--107},
  title        = {Prog imperfective drift in ancient Greek? Reconsidering eimi 'be' with present participle},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-968X.2012.01314.x},
  volume       = {111},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Bentein, Klaas. 2013. “Prog Imperfective Drift in Ancient Greek? Reconsidering Eimi ‘Be’ with Present Participle.” Transactions of the Philological Society 111 (1): 67–107.
APA
Bentein, K. (2013). Prog imperfective drift in ancient Greek? Reconsidering eimi “be” with present participle. TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 111(1), 67–107.
Vancouver
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Bentein K. Prog imperfective drift in ancient Greek? Reconsidering eimi “be” with present participle. TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 2013;111(1):67–107.
MLA
Bentein, Klaas. “Prog Imperfective Drift in Ancient Greek? Reconsidering Eimi ‘Be’ with Present Participle.” TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY 111.1 (2013): 67–107. Print.