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Perfect periphrases in post-classical and early Byzantine Greek: an ecological-evolutionary account

Klaas Bentein UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS. 12(1). p.205-275
abstract
In this article, I analyze the use and development of perfect periphrases with the verbs “be” (εἰμί) and “have” (ἔχω) in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek. While their importance has often been stressed in the context of the restructuring of the verbal system (more in particular the loss of the synthetic perfect), they have not received an in-depth, corpus-based treatment yet. The approach adopted in this article builds on insights from recently developed ecological-evolutionary models, which recognize the fact that language change is a two-step process, consisting of innovation and propagation, and that multiple ‘ecological’ factors influence the spread of a construction through the population (what I discuss in terms of ‘register’).
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keyword
perfect, register, Ancient Greek, periphrasis, diachrony, ecology
journal title
JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS
J. Greek Linguist.
volume
12
issue
1
pages
205 - 275
ISSN
1566-5844
DOI
10.1163/15699846-00000002
language
English
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yes
classification
A2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:337354
VABB type
VABB-1
id
2987519
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2987519
date created
2012-09-15 13:28:22
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2015-06-17 10:14:31
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  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
  issn         = {1566-5844},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS},
  keyword      = {perfect,register,Ancient Greek,periphrasis,diachrony,ecology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {205--275},
  title        = {Perfect periphrases in post-classical and early Byzantine Greek: an ecological-evolutionary account},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15699846-00000002},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Bentein, Klaas. 2012. “Perfect Periphrases in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek: An Ecological-evolutionary Account.” Journal of Greek Linguistics 12 (1): 205–275.
APA
Bentein, K. (2012). Perfect periphrases in post-classical and early Byzantine Greek: an ecological-evolutionary account. JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS, 12(1), 205–275.
Vancouver
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Bentein K. Perfect periphrases in post-classical and early Byzantine Greek: an ecological-evolutionary account. JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS. 2012;12(1):205–75.
MLA
Bentein, Klaas. “Perfect Periphrases in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek: An Ecological-evolutionary Account.” JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS 12.1 (2012): 205–275. Print.