The article aims to analyze Ancient Greek complex verbs in -é¯o from a constructionist perspective. These verbs are usually accounted for as the effect of a conversion from adjectival and/or nominal compounds in -os (and, eventually, -on). However, this account does not explain why in complex -é¯o verb formations there seem to be two parallel morphological processes which ‘feed into’ each other: nominal/adjectival compounds in -os can generate complex -é¯o verbs, but also complex -é¯o verbs can generate compound nouns or adjectives ending in -os. Moreover, both of these complex formations can give rise to new free simple words (both nouns and verbs) by means of a process of reanalysis. Construction morphology allows us to provide a single picture describing these processes, exploring and explaining all possible interrelations.

Complex -éo verbs in Ancient Greek. A case study at the interface between derivation and compounding

GRANDI, NICOLA;
2012

Abstract

The article aims to analyze Ancient Greek complex verbs in -é¯o from a constructionist perspective. These verbs are usually accounted for as the effect of a conversion from adjectival and/or nominal compounds in -os (and, eventually, -on). However, this account does not explain why in complex -é¯o verb formations there seem to be two parallel morphological processes which ‘feed into’ each other: nominal/adjectival compounds in -os can generate complex -é¯o verbs, but also complex -é¯o verbs can generate compound nouns or adjectives ending in -os. Moreover, both of these complex formations can give rise to new free simple words (both nouns and verbs) by means of a process of reanalysis. Construction morphology allows us to provide a single picture describing these processes, exploring and explaining all possible interrelations.
Grandi N.; Pompei A.
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