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Deponency and Morphological Mismatches$
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Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, and Andrew Hippisley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264102

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.001.0001

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Deponency in the Diachrony of Greek*

Deponency in the Diachrony of Greek*

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(p.96) (p.97) 5 Deponency in the Diachrony of Greek*
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Deponency and Morphological Mismatches
Author(s):

Nikolaos Lavidas

Dimitra Papangeli

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0005

This chapter discusses an investigation of deponent verbs that bear the middle/passive morphology of the Greek language and take an object in the accusative case. It attempts to determine whether there exist any systematic factors from the areas of syntax and semantics that influence the presence of deponent verbs throughout the history of the Greek language. It is concluded that deponent verbs require an independent theoretical explanation, which is drawn from the properties of morphology.

Keywords:   middle morphology, passive morphology, Greek language, accusative case, systematic factors, properties of morphology

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