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Finite vs. non-finite complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a pragmatic restructuring of the complementation system?

Klaas Bentein UGent (2017) JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS . 17(1). p.3-36
abstract
While Classical Greek has a particularly rich complementation system, in later times there is a tendency towards finite complementation. In this context, Cristofaro (1996) has claimed that the Classical opposition whereby the accusative and infinitive is used for non-factive complements, and ὅτι with the indicative and the accusative and participle for factive ones, is disappearing, ὅτι being used as a ‘generic’ complementiser. In this article, I investigate to what extent Cristofaro’s (1996) claim of the pragmatic neutralisation of complementation patterns can be upheld, and whether it could be claimed that a new pragmatic opposition, in terms of ‘register’, is being established. For this purpose, I turn towards documentary papyri, a corpus which is particularly fruitful for socio-historical investigations.
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keyword
register, Ancient Greek, diachrony, complementation, documentary papyri, factivity
journal title
JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS
volume
17
issue
1
pages
3 - 36
ISSN
1566-5844
DOI
10.1163/15699846-01701002
language
English
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yes
classification
A2
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
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8131064
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8131064
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2016-10-28 16:54:27
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2017-06-23 13:43:11
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  author       = {Bentein, Klaas},
  issn         = {1566-5844 },
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS },
  keyword      = {register,Ancient Greek,diachrony,complementation,documentary papyri,factivity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {3--36},
  title        = {Finite vs. non-finite complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a pragmatic restructuring of the complementation system? },
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15699846-01701002},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2017},
}

Chicago
Bentein, Klaas. 2017. “Finite Vs. Non-finite Complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a Pragmatic Restructuring of the Complementation System? .” Journal of Greek Linguistics 17 (1): 3–36.
APA
Bentein, K. (2017). Finite vs. non-finite complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a pragmatic restructuring of the complementation system? . JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS , 17(1), 3–36.
Vancouver
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Bentein K. Finite vs. non-finite complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a pragmatic restructuring of the complementation system? . JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS . 2017;17(1):3–36.
MLA
Bentein, Klaas. “Finite Vs. Non-finite Complementation in Post-classical and Early Byzantine Greek Towards a Pragmatic Restructuring of the Complementation System? .” JOURNAL OF GREEK LINGUISTICS 17.1 (2017): 3–36. Print.