Table of contents for Word order in Greek tragic dialogue / Helma Dik.

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List of Tables xii
Abbreviations and Symbols xiii
1.Introduction 1
1.1Toward a Pragmatics of Tragic Dialogue 4
1.2The Corpus: Tragic Dialogue 5
1.3The Question at Hand 8
1.4A First Illustration 9
1.5From Metre to Grammar and Back: A Synopsis 10
2.Accounting for Word Order Variation in Greek 14
2.1The Problem 14
2.2Mobile and notsoMobile Words 17
2.3Defining the Domain 1: The Clause 22
2.4Defining the Domain 2: The Constituent 24
2.5The Explanatory Framework 26
2.5.1Not a Matter of Given versus New; not a Matter of Numbers 28
2.5.2Terminology: Topic and Focus 31
2.5.3Contrast, Topic, and Focus 32
2.5.4Topic and FocusInterpretation, Subjectivity, Circularity? 33
2.5.5Themes, Tails, Settings 34
2.6The Clause Pattern 37
2.7The Internal Order of Constituents 39
2.8Conclusion 41
3.Tragic Ways of Dying: Word Order in the Clause 42
3.1Introduction 42
3.2The Clause Pattern in Sophocles 44
3.3Complications: Focus 60
3.4The Limits of the Clause: Themes, Tails, and Settings 65
3.5Aeschylus 70
3.6Euripides 77
3.7Conclusion 82
4.Word Order in the Noun Phrase 84
4.1Introduction 84
4.1.1.Alternative Accounts 88
4.2Adjectives 89
4.2.1Marked Greatness or Unremarkable Size? The Case of \mu\acepsilon\gamma\alpha\varsigma 92
4.2.2Paternal Proprieties: \pi\alpha\tau\hskip -1\rho\frcdomega\omicron\varsigma 96
4.3Mine and Thine in OCwhen Modifiers outrank Heads 103
4.3.1Kinship Terms 107
4.3.2Bodies and Body Parts 112
4.3.3Home and Country 114
4.3.4Abstracts 116
4.4Conclusion 119
5.Enter Dialogue: Questions in Sophocles and Euripides 123
5.1Introduction: The Pragmatics of Questions 123
5.2Normal Questions: Yesno Questions and Wh Questions 125
5.3QXV Questions 129
5.4Postponed Interrogatives 136
5.5Postponed Interrogatives in Euripides 157
5.6Conclusion 166
6.Back to the Trimeter 168
6.1Introduction: Trimeters are not Limericks 168
6.1.1Lineend as a Chunking Device 176
6.2Emphasis according to Jebb and Thomson 178
6.3Enjambment in Ajax 190
6.3.1Proper Names and Pronouns 192
6.3.2Other Nouns 197
6.3.3Verbs 201
6.3.4Interim Conclusion 208
6.4Reculer pour mieux sauter 209
6.5Conclusion 222
7.Back to the Text: Four Readings in Sophocles Electra 225
7.1Introduction 225
7.2Electra 51627 226
7.3Orestes to the Paedagogus: lines 2337 230
7.4The Paedagogus arrives at the Palace: lines 66080 237
7.5The Recognition Scene: lines 1171226 243
7.6Conclusion 248
8.Conclusion: Reading Word Order, slowly 249
8.1Poetic Form 253
Bibliography 255
Index of Passages 267
General Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Greek language -- Word order.