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Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language

2nd Edition

By David Holton, Peter Mackridge, Irene Philippaki-Warburton, Vassilios Spyropoulos


688 pages

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Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language has become firmly established as the leading reference guide to modern Greek grammar. With its detailed treatment of all grammatical structures, its analysis of the complexities of the language and its particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty, it is the first truly comprehensive grammar of the language to be produced. It provides a study of the real patterns of use in contemporary Greek

This second edition continues to focus on the Greek spoken and written by native speakers today. Taking account of recent changes to the Greek language, this new edition features:

  • Significantly expanded material on many areas, including syntax and phonology
  • A new chapter on derivational morphology and other word formation processes including compounding and acronym formation
  • Examples drawn from everyday spoken usage as well as official, journalistic and online discourse, such as newspapers, blogs and discussion groups
  • A significantly expanded index of English terms and Greek words and a revised glossary of terms

The Grammar will be an essential reference source for the adult learner and user of Greek. It is ideal for independent study and for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes, up to an advanced level.


' - Greek: A Comprehensive Grammar of the Modern Language has been written by three distinguished scholars of the Greek language and literature.'

'This book will stand for a long time as a state-of-the-language document … Strongly recommended.' - The Anglo-Hellenic Review

'Thorough in its classifications, exhaustive in presentation and meticulous … a timely contribution to an embarrassing gap in the Anglophone market.' - Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 23 (1999)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Sound and Writing Systems. Part II: Morphology. Appendices. Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Index. Addenda

About the Authors

The University of Athens, Greece

About the Series

Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

Comprehensive Grammars are clear guides to the entire grammar system of each language. They are suitable for intermediate to advanced learners and a must for every language reference library.

All Comprehensive Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General