By A. M. Devine
The interface among syntax and that means, either semantic and pragmatic, has emerged as probably the richest and such a lot attention-grabbing quarter of present linguistics idea. This research applies a few of these principles to hyperbaton, supplying an unique new concept with vast purposes for our realizing of Greek syntax. scholars of epic will discover a clean viewpoint on orality in Homer whereas the final classicist will find a extra specified and particular framework for the research of textual which means in literary examine.
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Fast does it go? The antonymous relationship involves a specific pair of lexical items, not just any two contradictory or contrary properties: alive —dead, and old—new are antonymous pairs, while alive-lifeless and old— recent are not. The relationship is not always biunique: bad—good, evil—good; happy —sad, happy —unhappy. Bipolarity is the most usual, but tripolarity or multipolariry are also possible. For the man in the street, liquid—solid is a binary contrast, for the physicist there is a ternary contrast: liquid-gaseous —solid.
Perhaps because it is less open ended and involves a set of discrete individuals and consequently a limited list of alternatives (Comorovski 1996; Szabolcsi & Zwarts 1993). German can add alles to a question to force an exhaustive reading. In English, intonation can be used to encode the exhaustive reading for both question and answer. When the focus has an exhaustive meaning, the assertion holds for the set listed and is interpreted as negated for the complement of that set. For instance, in the above example JACK passed the Latin test conveys that the remaining three students failed the Latin test, if the focus is interpreted as exhaustive: the sentence then means that Jack passed the Latin t38 dISCONTINUOUS SYNTAX test and no other student passed the Latin test.
L49c). These pitiable dramas (Pl Apol 35b). 29). (54) These noble words (Pl Crat 41 la). That wellknown beautiful offering (Pl Gorg 472b). ) mujeres y hombres/hombres y mujeres simpaticos (masc. ) 'nice [men and women]' and from liaison in colloquial French, which applies between prenominal adjectives and nouns but not between nouns and postnominal adjectives. Various ways have been suggested for formalizing the distinction. For instance, some theories treat English postnominal adjective phrases an aunt fond of her nephews as reduced relative clauses or small clauses.
Discontinuous Syntax: Hyperbaton in Greek by A. M. Devine