Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Author(s): Ilja A. Seržant
Abstract This entry discusses expressions denoting quantity. It addresses some of their syntactic and semantic properties. It provides a brief overview of how cardinal and quantificational expressions are aligned with the respective nouns. Thus, with a respective decrease in frequency, adjective-like alignment, pseudo-partitive, partitive alignment and (with mass nouns) a mixture of both (referred to as adjective-partitive alignment) have been established. The approach used is a typological-functionalist one. 1. Definition and Explanation Quantificational expressio…
Date: 2013-11-01


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Author(s): Eirik Welo
Abstract Questions fall into two main groups: alternative questions (including yes/no questions) and constituent questions (wh-questions). Questions may be direct or indirect. Indirect questions may have the same form as direct questions or be explicitly marked as indirect. 1. Introduction The question is a sentence type found in most languages of the world. The function of questions has been derived from commands as well as from statements (see discussion in Lyons 1977:753ff.). Questions fall into two major categories: alternative qu…
Date: 2013-11-01