Publisher description for Discontinuous syntax : hyperbaton in Greek / A.M. Devine, Laurence D. Stephens.


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The interface between syntax and meaning, both semantic and pragmatic, has emerged as perhaps the richest and most fascinating area of current linguistics theory. This study applies some of these ideas to hyperbaton, offering an original new theory with broad applications for our understanding of Greek syntax. Students of epic will find a fresh perspective on orality in Homer while the general classicist will discover a more precise and explicit framework for the analysis of textual meaning in literary research.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Greek language -- Word order.
Oral-formulaic analysis.
Greek language -- Syntax.
Rhetoric, Ancient.
Homer -- Language.