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Adjectival periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a cognitive analysis

Klaas Bentein UGent (2013) ONOMAZEIN. 27. p.15-34
abstract
In this article, I discuss Ancient Greek constructions consisting of a form of the verb eimi ‘I am’ and a present, perfect or aorist participle. More in particular, I focus on those uses where the participle is said to have an “adjectival” function. My main goal is to give a unified semantic description of this phenomenon, adopting a Cognitive framework. I show that adjectival periphrasis typically involves the predication of properties, which can be characterized in terms of low transitivity (Hopper & Thompson 1980). I furthermore argue that a so-called “property reading” involves a particular kind of conceptual integration, whereby only one component state of the verb eimi is elaborated by the participle.
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keyword
property predication, Cognitive Grammar, Ancient Greek, adjectival periphrasis, transitivity, conceptual integration
journal title
ONOMAZEIN
Onomazein
volume
27
pages
15 - 34
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000323282300002
JCR category
LINGUISTICS
JCR impact factor
0.07 (2013)
JCR rank
156/169 (2013)
JCR quartile
4 (2013)
ISSN
0717-1285
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3133321
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3133321
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2013-02-15 19:52:52
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2016-12-19 15:39:31
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  abstract     = {In this article, I discuss Ancient Greek constructions consisting of a form of the verb eimi {\textquoteleft}I am{\textquoteright} and a present, perfect or aorist participle. More in particular, I focus on those uses where the participle is said to have an {\textquotedblleft}adjectival{\textquotedblright} function. My main goal is to give a unified semantic description of this phenomenon, adopting a Cognitive framework. I show that adjectival periphrasis typically involves the predication of properties, which can be characterized in terms of low transitivity (Hopper \& Thompson 1980). I furthermore argue that a so-called {\textquotedblleft}property reading{\textquotedblright} involves a particular kind of conceptual integration, whereby only one component state of the verb eimi is elaborated by the participle.},
  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
  issn         = {0717-1285},
  journal      = {ONOMAZEIN},
  keyword      = {property predication,Cognitive Grammar,Ancient Greek,adjectival periphrasis,transitivity,conceptual integration},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {15--34},
  title        = {Adjectival periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a cognitive analysis},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Bentein, Klaas. 2013. “Adjectival Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a Cognitive Analysis.” Onomazein 27: 15–34.
APA
Bentein, K. (2013). Adjectival periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a cognitive analysis. ONOMAZEIN, 27, 15–34.
Vancouver
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Bentein K. Adjectival periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a cognitive analysis. ONOMAZEIN. 2013;27:15–34.
MLA
Bentein, Klaas. “Adjectival Periphrasis in Ancient Greek: a Cognitive Analysis.” ONOMAZEIN 27 (2013): 15–34. Print.