Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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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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Utterance

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Author(s): David Goldstein
Abstract The utterance is the largest recognized prosodic unit, roughly equivalent to a sentence in syntax. The utterance (υ) is the largest recognized unit of prosody (Nespor and Vogel 1986:221-248) and is usually bordered on either side by silence. Part of the syntax-phonology interface, it tends to correspond with the syntactic notion sentence (simple, complex, or compound), but often consists of less (Selkirk 1980; Nespor and Vogel 1986:221-223), as the beginning of Plato’s Crito (43a) illustrates. The dialogue begins with two utterances (marked off in square bra…
Date: 2013-11-01