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The evolution of the Ancient Greek deverbal pragmatic markers áge, íthi and phére

Samuel Zakowski (2018) JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS . 19(1).
abstract
In this paper, I look at the Ancient Greek expressions áge, íthi and phére, which are all usually translated as ‘come (on)’. After discussing some existing accounts of these items, I look at their structural-syntactic properties and argue that they can be regarded as pragmaticalized imperatives. Then, I propose a new interpretation of their function – on this analysis, they can be regarded as conversational ‘boosters’, increasing the degree of strength of the illocutionary point of the utterance. Finally, I look at their diachronic development – in the corpus under consideration, áge is gradually replaced by íthi as the expression used with other imperatives, while phére develops as the preferred expression for use with non-imperative directive utterances.
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Ancient Greek, pragmatic markers, pragmaticalization, imperatives, illocution, propositional attitude
journal title
JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS
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19
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1
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1566-5852
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  abstract     = {In this paper, I look at the Ancient Greek expressions {\'a}ge, {\'i}thi and ph{\'e}re, which are all usually translated as {\textquoteleft}come (on){\textquoteright}. After discussing some existing accounts of these items, I look at their structural-syntactic properties and argue that they can be regarded as pragmaticalized imperatives. Then, I propose a new interpretation of their function -- on this analysis, they can be regarded as conversational {\textquoteleft}boosters{\textquoteright}, increasing the degree of strength of the illocutionary point of the utterance. Finally, I look at their diachronic development -- in the corpus under consideration, {\'a}ge is gradually replaced by {\'i}thi as the expression used with other imperatives, while ph{\'e}re develops as the preferred expression for use with non-imperative directive utterances.},
  author       = {Zakowski, Samuel},
  issn         = {1566-5852 },
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS                                        },
  keyword      = {Ancient Greek,pragmatic markers,pragmaticalization,imperatives,illocution,propositional attitude},
  number       = {1},
  title        = {The evolution of the Ancient Greek deverbal pragmatic markers {\'a}ge, {\'i}thi and ph{\'e}re},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2018},
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Chicago
Zakowski, Samuel. 2018. “The Evolution of the Ancient Greek Deverbal Pragmatic Markers Áge, Íthi and Phére.” Journal of Historical Pragmatics  19 (1).
APA
Zakowski, S. (2018). The evolution of the Ancient Greek deverbal pragmatic markers áge, íthi and phére. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS  , 19(1).
Vancouver
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Zakowski S. The evolution of the Ancient Greek deverbal pragmatic markers áge, íthi and phére. JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS  . 2018;19(1).
MLA
Zakowski, Samuel. “The Evolution of the Ancient Greek Deverbal Pragmatic Markers Áge, Íthi and Phére.” JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL PRAGMATICS  19.1 (2018): n. pag. Print.