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By Philomen Probert

ISBN-10: 0199279608

ISBN-13: 9780199279609

The accessory of many Greek phrases has lengthy been thought of arbitrary, yet Philomen Probert issues to a few notable correlations among accentuation and a word's synchronic morphological transparency, and among accentuation and notice frequency, that supply clues to the prehistory of the accessory process. Bringing jointly comparative proof for the Indo-European accentuation of the correct different types with fresh insights into the results that lack of transparency and observe frequency have on language switch, Probert makes use of the synchronically observable correlations to bridge the distance among the accentuation styles reconstructable for Indo-European and people without delay attested for Greek from the Hellenistic interval onwards.

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