Helma Dik's Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue PDF

Helma Dik's Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue PDF

By Helma Dik

Helma Dik techniques note order in Greek tragic discussion from the viewpoint of language instead of metre. The tragic poets engaged in mimesis of traditional discussion; for this reason the research of the linguistic features of the discussion precedes exploration of the metrical size, at the assumption that poets wouldn't be overly limited by means of the iambic trimeter, which, finally, used to be the main normal talking verse in keeping with Aristotle. Dik analyses the notice order of tragic discussion in pragmatic phrases, arguing that, in sentences, phrases functioning as subject (the 'starting element' of an utterance) or concentration (the such a lot salient piece of data) will come early, and that different less significant phrases will stick with. equally, the location of adjectives inside of noun words is analysed as a functionality in their relative salience instead of when it comes to their semantics. This procedure goals to account for observe order in sentences mostly, however it additionally allows a brand new interpretation of commonly used phenomena in Greek, reminiscent of 'postponed interrogatives'. The ebook concludes with a statement at the be aware order in 4 passages of Sophocles' Electra.

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