This volume provides an unprecedented collection of data from Asia Minor Greek, namely from Cappadocian, Pharasiot, Silliot, Smyrniot, Aivaliot, Bithynian, Pontic, Propontis Tsakonian and the dialect of Adrianoupolis. It offers fresh and original reflections on the study of morphology, dialectology and language contact by examining issues regarding inflection, derivation and compounding, dealt with by Metin Bağrıaçık, Marianna Gkiouleka, Aslı Göksel, Mark Janse, Brian D. Joseph, Petros Karatsareas, Nikos Koutsoukos, Io Manolessou, Theodore Markopoulos, Dimitra Melissaropoulou, Nikos Pantelidis and Angela Ralli. An in-depth investigation of phenomena aims to increase our understanding of language change. They result either from a natural evolution of Asia Minor Greek, or from the interaction between the fusional Greek and the agglutinative Turkish or the semi-analytical Romance.
Angela Ralli, Ph.D. (1988), University of Montreal, is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Patras (Greece). She has published monographs and many articles on theoretical morphology, dialectology and language contact, including the book
Compounding in Modern Greek (Springer, 2013).
Table of contents
Foreword Brian D. Joseph
List of Maps and Figure
Introduction: Selected Topics of the Morphology of Asia Minor Greek: an Introduction Angela Ralli
The Historical Background of the Asia Minor Dialects Io Manolessou
Agglutinative Noun Inflection in Cappadocian Mark Janse
Two Turkish Suffixes in Pharasiot Constraints Against Phrasal Bases
Metin Bağrıaçık, Aslı Göksel and Angela Ralli
The Morphology of Silliot Paradigmatic Defectiveness, Paradigmatic Levelling and Affix Pleonasm
Adverbial Constructions in a Dialectal Context: a Case Study From Pontic Marianna Gkiouleka
The Smyrna Dialect Loanword Adaptation in a Multilingual Setting
Affixoids and Verb Borrowing in Aivaliot Morphology Angela Ralli
Subtractive Imperative Forms in Bithynian Greek Nikos Koutsoukos and Nikolaos Pantelidis
Morphological Innovations in Propontis Tsakonian Dimitra Melissaropoulou
The Greek of Ottoman-era Adrianoupolis Brian D. Joseph
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