Themes in Greek Linguistics

Papers from the First International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Reading, September 1993

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| University of Reading
| University of Athens
| University of Athens
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This volume brings together 65 papers which were presented at this Conference, the aim of which was to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between scholars with expertise in various aspects of the Greek language. For this reason the volume contains the majority of the contributions. It should provide the linguistic community with a comprehensive work presenting the state-of-the-art in Greek Linguistics and covering a wide multidisciplinary spectrum of current research. The papers are organised into six sections. Section I contains the papers of the four invited speakers. George Babiniotis discusses the contribution of linguistic theory to the teaching of Greek, Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou and Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman each present an overview of the relevance of, respectively, syntactic and phonological theories to Greek, and Brian D. Joseph explores a specific theoretical issue, the pro-drop parameter. Section II brings together papers on syntax, semantics and pragmatics which examine theoretical and descriptive issues within current models such as Principles & Parameters, HPSG, Relevance Theory and others. Section III covers phonology and phonetics and also presents research on theoretical issues such as government phonology, the phonology-morphology interface, as well as descriptive issues including the instrumental investigation of selected phonetic phenomena. Section IV covers discourse and style and deals with spoken and written discourse including miscommunication, metaphor and issues on politeness. Section V on variations and extensions consists of papers on Ancient and Modern Greek dialects such as Macedonian, Cypriot, and Pontic, as well as issues on social and geographical varieties, diglossia and language acquisition. Section VI presents papers relating to the use of computers for the analysis, translation and teaching of Greek. Finally, an index of authors, languages and main key words completes the volume.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 117]  1994.  xviii, 534 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
I. Plenary papers
Contemporary linguistics and the teaching of modern Greek
George Babiniotis
1
Transformational grammar and modern Greek syntax: an overview and some ‘problematic’ cases
Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou
11
On weak subjects and pro-drop in Greek
Brian D. Joseph
21
New approaches to some problems of Greek phonology
Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman
33
II. Syntax-semantics-pragmatics
Verb movement and minimal clauses
Gaberell Drachman
45
Verb movement and clitics in modern Greek
Irene Philippaki-Warburton
53
The properties of Pu-complements in modern Greek
Spyridoula Varlokosta
61
On the interaction of case and definiteness in modern Greek
Anna Roussou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
69
Visibility versus suppression
Stella Markantonatou
77
Post verbal subjects, reduplicated objects or retopicalisation?
Maria Valiouli
85
Checking theory, subject extraction, and the theory of movement
George Tsoulas
93
Non-pronominal anaphora interpretation in modern Greek
Eleni Efthimiou
101
Spare determineers in modern Greek noun phrases: An HPSG account
Dimitra Kolliakou
107
Some remarks on DPs in modern Greek
Evangelia Mouma
115
Syntactic indeterminacy in the light of prepositional constructions
Fotis A. Kavoukopoulos
123
The pragmatic category ‘perfect’
Ioannis Veloudis
129
The interaction of lexical and grammatical aspect in modern Greek
Amalia Moser
137
On aspectual and temporal adverbs
Artemis Alexiadou
145
Specification of temporal intervals and situations in the perfect
Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey
153
Problems of Greek aspect morphology and the identification of projection for tense and aspect
Ioanna Malagardi
161
Structural and cross-linguistic regularities in the history of three particles
Anastasios-F. Christidis and Kiki Nikiforidou
169
Na-interrogatives in modern Greek: Their interpretation and relevance
Villy Rouchota
177
Mood and modality in modern Greek: The particle Na
Rhea Delveroudi, Irene Tsamadou and Sophia Vassilaki
185
The verbs @@ and cilt 117 in modern Greek
Simos Grammanidis
193
III. Phonology-phonetics
Stress domains in Greek compounds: A case of morphology-phonology interaction
Marina Nespor and Angela Ralli
201
Government and element-licensing: the modern Greek evidence
Stamatia Pagoni-Tetlow
209
Naturally occuring hiatus in modern Greek
Paul D. Fallon
217
Aspects of lingual articulation in Greek: an electropalatographic study
Katerina Nicolaidis
225
On the intonation of several modern Greek sentences
Ineke Mennen and Els den Os
233
The intonation of modern Greek as produced by 9–18 year old British born speakers of Greek origin
Anastasia Georgountzou
241
IV. Discourse and style
Conceptual metaphor in Greek financial discourse
Sophia Marmaridou
247
Linguistic attitudes and metalinguistic discourse: An investigation in the Cypriot press
Marilena Karyolemou
253
‘If it was your sister…?’: Personalisation in arguments
Christina Kakava
261
Miscommunication in the discourse of Greek In-groups
Angeliki Tzanne
269
The historical present in Modern Greek narratives
Cornelia Paraskevas
277
The use of diminutives and augmentatives in Modern Greek
Evita C. Alexopoulos
283
Lexical density as a characteristic of the discourse of history of Greek textbooks
Constandina Economou
289
The power of politeness in the Greek EFL classroom
Violetta Aeginitou
297
A stylistic study of the ‘Odes’ of Andrea Kalvos: Original metaphors and syntagmatic relations
Chryssoula Karantzi
305
Mood in the chronicle of Leontios Machairas
Nadia Anaxagorou
313
V. Variations and extensions
The Acquisition of conditionals in Greek
Demetra Katis
319
Morphology and word order in the processing of Greek sentences: A crosslinguistic and developmental study
Michèle Kail and Kleopatra Diakogiorgi
325
The development of subordinate clauses in the language of Greek Children
Yannis Baslis
333
The concept of Diglossia from Ferguson to Fishman to Fasold
Periklis Daltas
341
Discourse marking in Australian Greek: Code interaction and communicative resourcing
Leo Papademetre
349
Towards a formal analysis of the Greek-French Code-switching in Paris
George Androulakis
357
Lexical Borrowing in immigrant varieties of Greek
Aspassia G. Hatzidaki
365
Morphological variation of the passive imperfect in modern Greek
Anna Iordanidou
373
Semantic-intonation units on One word Yes/no questions
Dimitris Papazachariou
381
A case of whistled speech from Greece
Christophoros Charalambakis
389
Language change under way? The case of the definite article in modern Greek
Athena Apostolou-Panara
397
Infinitival constructions and case assignment: a case of a consecutive fromula in the delphic Corpus
Maria Karali
405
Problems in diachronic syntax: Free relatives in medieval and modern Greek
Despina Chila-Markopoulou
413
Ancient greek dialects in northern Greece
Anna B. Panayotou
421
Spatial expressions in Byzantine vernecular Greek
Takashi Tachibana
427
Son of Wackernagel: The distribution of object clitic pronouns in Cappadocian
Mark Janse
435
The semantic adaptation of Turkish Loan-words in the greek Cypriotic dialect
Pavlos Pavlou
443
The history of Cypriot Greek mirrors the history of the island: example the medieval period
Maria Tsiapera
449
Ethnic Greek group of Tsalka and tetritskaro(Georgia)
Fatima A. Eloyeva
457
Modern Greek in the Romanian principalities: The 18th century
Lia Brad Chisacof
463
VI. Language and computers
The commission’s SYSTRAN English-Greek Machine translational systems
Angeliki Petrits, Penelope Lembessi and Sophia Roussou
471
A computational model for the morphological analysis of the modern greek noun category
Panelope Lembessi
483
Greek terminology within the multilingual environment of EURODICAUTOM
Panagiota Kalamvoka
491
Modern Greek on the microcomputer: The ‘Grevoc’ project
Bo-Lennart Eklund
499
A corpus-based approach to modern Greek language research and teaching
Dionysis Goutsos, Ourania Hatzidaki and Philip King
507
Support-nouns: application to the special lexicon of tennis
Elsa Sklavounou
515
Index of authors
521
Index of topics and languages
529
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