This book, first published in 1990, is a study of both the specific syntactic changes in the more recent stages of Greek and of the nature of syntactic change in general. Guided by the constraints and principles of Universal Grammar, this hypothesis of this study allows for an understanding of how these changes in Greek syntax occurred and so provides insight into the mechanism of syntactic change. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1990 Preface; 1: The Question of Methodology 2. The History of the Infinite in Greek 3. Object Deletion 4. Object Raising 5. Thelo:-Futures and Clause Union 6. Theories of Syntactic Change 7. Explanation of the Object Deletion Changes 8. Explanation of the Object Raising Changes 9. The Change in the Thelo-Futures 10. Infinitival Relatives 11. Raising and Reflexives 12. Towards a Model of Syntactic Changes; Appendix; Bibliography