n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Adjectival periphrasis in Ancient Greek : the categorial status of the participle
|Article Title||Adjectival periphrasis in Ancient Greek : the categorial status of the participle|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Ghent University, Belgium|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||1 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Adjectival periphrasis, Ancient Greek, Categorial status, Intra-categorial continuum and Verbal periphrasis|
In this article, I discuss constructions consisting of Ancient Greek εΐμί, 'I am', and a present, perfect or aorist participle. More in particular, I focus on those cases where the participle is said to have an 'adjectival' (i.e. property-referring) function. My main goal is to clarify the categorial status of the participle. I argue that the participle used in this type of construction should not be considered 'adjectivised,' but rather located on an intracategorial continuum. I close the article by discussing the relationship between the concepts of 'adjectival' and 'verbal' periphrasis, showing that they should not be considered mutually exclusive, as has been previously assumed.
Article metrics loading...