Thanasis Georgakopoulos

List of John Benjamins publications for which Thanasis Georgakopoulos plays a role.



Georgakopoulos, Thanasis and Stéphane Polis 2021 Lexical diachronic semantic maps: Mapping the evolution of time-related lexemesJournal of Historical Linguistics 11:3, pp. 367–420 | Article
This paper extends the scope of application of the semantic map model to diachronic lexical semantics. Combining a quantitative approach to large-scale synchronic polysemy data with a qualitative evaluation of the diachronic material in two text languages, ancient Egyptian and ancient Greek, it… read more
Georgakopoulos, Thanasis, Eliese-Sophia Lincke, Kiki Nikiforidou and Anna Piata 2020 On the polysemy of motion verbs in Ancient Greek and Coptic: Why lexical constructions are importantStudies in Language 44:1, pp. 27–69 | Article
In this paper, we propose a constructional analysis of the meanings of two generic motion verbs in Ancient Greek and Coptic (Sahidic dialect), the verbs baínō and bôk, respectively, both of which are glossed as ‘go’ and are characterized by extensive polysemy. We argue that an adequate analysis… read more
Georgakopoulos, Thanasis, Holden Härtl and Athina Sioupi 2019 Goal realization: An empirically based comparison between English, German and GreekLanguages in Contrast 19:2, pp. 280–309 | Article
Drawing upon recent insights into the role of Goal preference as reflector of cross-linguistic differences, this paper investigates the factors affecting the realization of Goals in motion event descriptions. In particular, it examines the interplay between the lexicalization pattern of a… read more
This paper investigates the asymmetrical behavior of Sources and Goals of motion in Homeric and Classical Greek within the frame semantics paradigm. In particular, based on a corpus of 26 works covering four text types, it is shown that (a) regardless of their semantic class, motion verbs… read more
Georgakopoulos, Thanasis and Petros Karatsareas 2017 A diachronic take on the Source–Goal asymmetry: Evidence from inner Asia Minor GreekSpace in Diachrony, Luraghi, Silvia, Tatiana Nikitina and Chiara Zanchi (eds.), pp. 179–206 | Chapter
A bulk of typological and crosslinguistic evidence on the internal structure of motion events has shown that Goals and Sources behave asymmetrically. This asymmetry exhibits several morphosyntactic and semantic realizations: Goal markers are morphologically simpler than Source markers; there tend… read more