Typology of Greek
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Abstract

Descriptions of Greek abound: according to Joseph (1987:437), “[w]ith the possible exception of English, there has probably been more written on the Greek language than on any other language.” However, in works by typologists Greek does not often feature among languages included in samples. Indeed, typologists would have much to learn from Greek as it presents a number of characteristics which are undoubtedly of interest for language typology. Some of these are summarized in this entry.

1. Morphology

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Cite this page
Silvia Luraghi, “Typology of Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 30 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000360>
First published online: 2013



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