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Pharasiot Greek : word order and clause structure

Metin Bagriacik UGent (2018)
abstract
Pharasiot Greek is a Modern Greek dialect that was spoken in what is today central Turkey until 1923, when the population exchange between Greece and Turkey was enacted as a supplementary protocol to the Treaty of Lausanne. As of 2018, there are about 25 heritage speakers of the dialect in Northern Greece. This dissertation first offers a sketch grammar of the modern-day dialect based on data collected from the speakers between 2013-2016. Second, it offers an in-depth study of the basic structure of declarative main clauses in Pharasiot Greek, with particular emphasis on the functional sequence in the left periphery of the clause. The theoretical discussions are couched in the framework of generative grammar of Chomskyan tradition, further enriched with the cartographic approach to the clausal left periphery. Besides providing possibly the last sketch grammar of the dialect before its extinction, the dissertation also supports the central tenet of the cartographic approach, i.e., that syntactic representations are complex objects consisting of a sequence of hierarchically organised functional elements and it provides empirical evidence from Pharasiot Greek for a number of ordering restrictions in the left periphery.
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author
promoter
UGent, UGent and Lieven Danckaert
organization
year
type
dissertation
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Pharasiot Greek, word order, clause structure, documentation, left periphery
defense location
Ghent
defense date
2018-01-22 16:00
project
A Comparative Study of the CP-Layer in Asia Minor Greek: From Fieldwork to Cartography
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
id
8544997
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8544997
date created
2018-01-15 15:46:20
date last changed
2018-01-16 11:09:51
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  abstract     = {Pharasiot Greek is a Modern Greek dialect that was spoken in what is today central Turkey until 1923, when the population exchange between Greece and Turkey was enacted as a supplementary protocol to the Treaty of Lausanne. As of 2018, there are about 25 heritage speakers of the dialect in Northern Greece. This dissertation first offers a sketch grammar of the modern-day dialect based on data collected from the speakers between 2013-2016. Second, it offers an in-depth study of the basic structure of declarative main clauses in Pharasiot Greek, with particular emphasis on the functional sequence in the left periphery of the clause. The theoretical discussions are couched in the framework of generative grammar of Chomskyan tradition, further enriched with the cartographic approach to the clausal left periphery. Besides providing possibly the last sketch grammar of the dialect before its extinction, the dissertation also supports the central tenet of the cartographic approach, i.e., that syntactic representations are complex objects consisting of a sequence of hierarchically organised functional elements and it provides empirical evidence from Pharasiot Greek for a number of ordering restrictions in the left periphery. },
  author       = {Bagriacik, Metin},
  keyword      = {Pharasiot Greek,word order,clause structure,documentation,left periphery},
  language     = {eng},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Pharasiot Greek : word order and clause structure},
  year         = {2018},
}

Chicago
Bagriacik, Metin. 2018. “Pharasiot Greek : Word Order and Clause Structure.”
APA
Bagriacik, M. (2018). Pharasiot Greek : word order and clause structure.
Vancouver
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Bagriacik M. Pharasiot Greek : word order and clause structure. 2018.
MLA
Bagriacik, Metin. “Pharasiot Greek : Word Order and Clause Structure.” 2018 : n. pag. Print.