Ancient Greek Accentuation by Philomen Probert
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Ancient Greek Accentuation
By Philomen Probert

Ancient Greek Accentuation

Synchronic Patterns, Frequency Effects, and Prehistory

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Ancient Greek Accentuation by Philomen Probert

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The accent of many Greek words has long been considered arbitrary, but Philomen Probert points to some striking correlations between accentuation and a word's synchronic morphological transparency, and between accentuation and word frequency, that give clues to the prehistory of the accent system. Bringing together comparative evidence for the Indo-European accentuation of the relevant categories with recent insights into the effects that loss of transparency and word frequency have on language change, Probert uses the synchronically observable correlations to bridge the gap between the accentuation patterns reconstructable for Indo-European and those directly attested for Greek from the Hellenistic period onwards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199279609
ISBN-10: 0199279608
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 31mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philomen Probert

Philomen Probert is University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics, and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.

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