Article published in:Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy: Syntax and pragmatics
Edited by Isabelle Bril
[Studies in Language Companion Series 121] 2010
► pp. 603–618
Coordination and subordination
Áma in Bulgarian dialectal Greek
This article studies the relator áma in dialectal Greek as spoken in Bulgaria. The relator is polysemous and marks temporality and hypotheses, it is also polyfunctional and serves as a subordinator and a coordinator. Our goal in this study is to isolate its syntactic and semantic properties so as to distinguish its functions and meanings. We will also examine the notion of opposition which áma can also convey, following contact between dialectal Greek and Bulgarian.
Published online: 25 November 2010