Project

Verbal periphrases in Greek: a typological and diachronic research from cognitive- linguistic perspective

Duration
01 October 2009 → 31 March 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
language typology greek language diachrony greek early Christian literature cognitive linguistics verbal periphrase
 
Project description

This project researches the use of verbal periphrases in postclassical Greek, based on a corpus of early Christian biographical (narrative) texts. The project is embedded in the theory known under the umbrella term " Cognitive Linguistics". The main objectives are: (1) definition and typology (2) description of the position in the verbal system (3) description of the use in context (pragmatics),