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2010 (EN)
ON PREFIX LIKE ADVERBS IN MODERN GREEK (EN)

Dimela, Eleonora; CENTRE OF MODERN GREEK DIALECTS DEPARTMENT OF PHILOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Melissaropoulou, Dimitra; Centre of Modern Greek Dialects, Department of Philology, University of Patras

This paper analyses first constituents of complex morphological structures with a vague status. More specifically, using data from Standard Modern Greek and its dialectal variation, we investigate the phonological, semantic and structural properties of so- / sjo-, sa-, kso-, kalo-, kako-, kutso-, poli-, miso- and olo- and the role of these properties in the change of the elements’ status. We argue that the characteristics under investigation can form a hierarchy of restrictions that could indicate the morphological status of each element within the morphological continuum (cf. Bybee 1985, Ralli 2005). Among these, phonological change is a contributive factor, however not the one that could solely determine this change, while semantic shift is the one that activates transition from compounding to prefixation. Crucially, the transition from a less towards a more grammatical status seems to be determined on the basis of the structural relations established between the morphological elements of a formation. (EN)

linguistics (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών (EL)
University of Patras (EN)

English

2010-05-27


CENTRE OF MODERN GREEK DIALECTS, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS (EN)

prefixation; compounding; phonological erosion; desemanticization; structural relations; morphological continuum; (EN)

Patras Working Papers in Linguistics; Τόμ. 1 (2009): Morphology; pp. 72-94 (EL)
Patras Working Papers in Linguistics; Τόμ. 1 (2009): Morphology; pp. 72-94 (EN)

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