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διά as a polysemous preposition in Early Byzantine Greek. ‘Dead ends’ and other uses in the Qurrah archive (VIII AD)

Klaas Bentein UGent (2017) SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES. 91.
abstract
In this article, I offer a systematic description of the various uses of the preposition διά in the Early Byzantine archive of Qurrah ibn Sharik (VIII AD), an archive in which the preposition is attested remarkably frequently. Functionally, the use of διά is reminiscent of the Classical period, in that various older uses are attested that no longer occur in Modern Greek (such as PATH, INTERMEDIARY, and INSTRUMENT). However, there are also various innovative uses that are attested neither in the Classical nor in the Modern period (such as AGENT, SOURCE, and OPPONENT). The occurrence of these ‘dead ends’ shows that the functional development of prepositions from Classical to Modern Greek should not be thought of as linear.
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functional development, διά, documentary papyri, prepositional system, Early Byzantine Greek, Qurrah ibn Sharik
journal title
SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES
volume
91
pages
22 pages
ISSN
0039-7679
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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8131062
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8131062
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2016-10-28 16:51:38
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2017-06-08 12:39:44
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  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
  issn         = {0039-7679},
  journal      = {SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES},
  keyword      = {functional development,\ensuremath{\delta}\ensuremath{\iota}\unmatched{1f71},documentary papyri,prepositional system,Early Byzantine Greek,Qurrah ibn Sharik},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {22},
  title        = {\ensuremath{\delta}\ensuremath{\iota}\unmatched{1f71} as a polysemous preposition in Early Byzantine Greek. {\textquoteleft}Dead ends{\textquoteright} and other uses in the Qurrah archive (VIII AD)},
  volume       = {91},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Bentein, Klaas. 2017. “Διά as a Polysemous Preposition in Early Byzantine Greek. ‘Dead Ends’ and Other Uses in the Qurrah Archive (VIII AD).” Symbolae Osloenses 91.
APA
Bentein, K. (2017). διά as a polysemous preposition in Early Byzantine Greek. “Dead ends” and other uses in the Qurrah archive (VIII AD). SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES, 91.
Vancouver
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Bentein K. διά as a polysemous preposition in Early Byzantine Greek. “Dead ends” and other uses in the Qurrah archive (VIII AD). SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES. 2017;91.
MLA
Bentein, Klaas. “Διά as a Polysemous Preposition in Early Byzantine Greek. ‘Dead Ends’ and Other Uses in the Qurrah Archive (VIII AD).” SYMBOLAE OSLOENSES 91 (2017): n. pag. Print.