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S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study i n Word Formation (Torsten Meissner) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199280087
S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study i n Word Formation (Torsten Meissner) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2006) 9780199280087
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Title: S-Stem Nouns and Adjectives in Greek and Proto-Indo-European: A Diachronic Study i n Word Formation

Author: Meissner, Torsten

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199280087

Volumes: 1; Pages: 270

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This book deals with one aspect of Greek and Proto-Indo-European nominal morphology, the formation, inflection and semantics of s-stem nouns and adjectives. It uncovers the mechanisms of their creation and shows their limitation. The established view that the nouns are an unproductive category is challenged; at the same time, the expanding and partly changing nature of the basis governing the creation of the adjectives is explained. Morphology and semantics are studied in tandem, and a large chronological span of the Greek language is covered. The historical side is then extended into prehistory, and in particular the Greek evidence is tested against recent theories on Proto-Indo-European ablaut, leading to a reassessment of the morphonological characteristics in question.ContentsPrologue: The Study of a Suffix1. The History2. The Neuter S-Stem Nouns3. The Animate S-Stem Nouns4. The S-Stem AdjectivesEpilogue: Combining the Threads
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