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Dal greco classico al greco moderno

Alcuni aspetti dell'evoluzione morfosintattica
  • Mariarosaria Zinzi,

The Greek koinè shows a double development in the crystallised Greek language (intended for literary, administrative and ecclesiastical uses) and the language of everyday use subject to innovations that would lead to the birth neo-Greek, which was never the official language for written documents. This situation determined the almost absolute lack of documents that allow us to reconstruct the evolution of the Greek language from the late age to the early Middle Ages. This work contributes to the reconstruction of this gap by analysing the Greek language of the the private letters written on papyrus, a documentary typology probably close to the spoken register. The analysis isolated four peculiar phenomena of the morphosyntactic evolution of the Greek (genitive-dative syncretism, disappearance of the infinitive, replacement of the perfect tense with equivalent periphrases and disposition of the clitics), offering a renewed picture.

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Mariarosaria Zinzi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6302-4769

Mariarosaria Zinzi graduated in Philology and Literature of Greek and Roman antiquity at the University of Florence with a thesis in Glottology, and obtained here her PhD in Linguistics. With a classical background, among her main interests are ancient languages, historical linguistics and papyrology.
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Book Title

Dal greco classico al greco moderno

Book Subtitle

Alcuni aspetti dell'evoluzione morfosintattica

Authors

Mariarosaria Zinzi

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Publication Year

2013

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-511-7

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978-88-6655-511-7

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978-88-9273-475-3

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Premio Ricerca «Città di Firenze»

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2705-0289

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2705-0297

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