Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Deponency and Morphological Mismatches$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM BRITISH ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.britishacademy.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright British Academy, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in BASO for personal use.date: 29 June 2022

Deponency in the Diachrony of Greek*

Deponency in the Diachrony of Greek*

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

Nikolaos Lavidas

Dimitra Papangeli

British Academy

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

British Academy Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.