This thesis deals with ancient Greek nominal compounds with a prepositional first member (FM), and in particular the case of the FM ἐν°. I analyse a great amount of words from a morphological and semantical point of view. The pool of words is based on a formal criterion; the goal of the analysis is to outline different processes of compound formation, as well as their evolution. As compared to other compounds, those with a prepositional FM present two special characteristics: first, they are not formed by two lexemes, since prepositions/adverbs are not real lexemes; secondly, their internal structure is not often recognizable. The guide-questions of this research are: does the special nature of prepositional FM compounds change over different diachronic and diaphasic varieties? Moreover, which are the values of the FM ἐν° in the different compound categories? Most of the thesis consists in a thorough analysis of compounds attested in three consecutive synchronic phases: first, in archaic epic poetry, then in classical prose of V-IV century (in particular Plato’s and Aristotle’s works); the third part examines all neo-formations appearing in the long period starting from the age of Theophrastus till the age of Nonnus of Panopolis. A brief fourth part presents compounds attested in Arcadian inscriptions, as well as some anthroponyms. In the conclusions, I point out the changes in the value of the FM ἐν° in the different categories: ἐν° takes on several functions, that, however, share the signs of a progressive loss of meaning.

Les composé nominaux à premier membre prépositionnel en grec ancien. Le cas de ev° / M.m. Cardella ; tutor: M. P. Bologna ; co-tutor: A. Blanc (Université de Rouen Normandie) ; coordinatore: A. Cadioli. - : . DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI LETTERARI, FILOLOGICI E LINGUISTICI, 2018 Sep 21. ((30. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2018. [10.13130/cardella-maria-margherita_phd2018-09-21].

Les composé nominaux à premier membre prépositionnel en grec ancien. Le cas de ev°

M.M. Cardella
2018-09-21

Abstract

This thesis deals with ancient Greek nominal compounds with a prepositional first member (FM), and in particular the case of the FM ἐν°. I analyse a great amount of words from a morphological and semantical point of view. The pool of words is based on a formal criterion; the goal of the analysis is to outline different processes of compound formation, as well as their evolution. As compared to other compounds, those with a prepositional FM present two special characteristics: first, they are not formed by two lexemes, since prepositions/adverbs are not real lexemes; secondly, their internal structure is not often recognizable. The guide-questions of this research are: does the special nature of prepositional FM compounds change over different diachronic and diaphasic varieties? Moreover, which are the values of the FM ἐν° in the different compound categories? Most of the thesis consists in a thorough analysis of compounds attested in three consecutive synchronic phases: first, in archaic epic poetry, then in classical prose of V-IV century (in particular Plato’s and Aristotle’s works); the third part examines all neo-formations appearing in the long period starting from the age of Theophrastus till the age of Nonnus of Panopolis. A brief fourth part presents compounds attested in Arcadian inscriptions, as well as some anthroponyms. In the conclusions, I point out the changes in the value of the FM ἐν° in the different categories: ἐν° takes on several functions, that, however, share the signs of a progressive loss of meaning.
BOLOGNA, MARIA PATRIZIA
CADIOLI, ALBERTO VALERIO
ancient Greek compounds; prepositional compounds; Greek preposition ἐν; grammaticalization; morphological changes; compounds categories; Greek diachronic variation; ancient Greek word-formation; nominal composition; composés nominaux en grec ancien; composition nominale; prépositions grecques; grammaticalisation; formation des noms en grec; morphologie du grec ancien;
Settore L-LIN/01 - Glottologia e Linguistica
Les composé nominaux à premier membre prépositionnel en grec ancien. Le cas de ev° / M.m. Cardella ; tutor: M. P. Bologna ; co-tutor: A. Blanc (Université de Rouen Normandie) ; coordinatore: A. Cadioli. - : . DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI LETTERARI, FILOLOGICI E LINGUISTICI, 2018 Sep 21. ((30. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2018. [10.13130/cardella-maria-margherita_phd2018-09-21].
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