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Verb Derivation in Modern Greek

Alternation Classes, Conceptual Structures, Semantic Fields


Chariton Charitonidis

Contents: General profile of verb derivation in Modern Greek – The causative/inchoative alternation – Five alternations for the Modern Greek verb – The causative/auto and the causative/control alternations – Opaque alternations – Morphological subclasses – Old and new derivation – Synchronically related and synchronically unrelated verbs – Exclusion criteria in the analysis of the -ízo verbs – Conceptual structures in -ízo derivation – Jackendoff’s theory and minimal lexical decomposition – Extension of semantic fields into situational fields – Argument Fusion – Ambiguous conceptual structures – The theme as material or immaterial entity – Boundedness of the theme – The nature of semantic fields and their co-operation with conceptual structures – The Semantic Field’s Inventory Hypothesis – Semantic fields as memory schemas and inference frames – Semantic fields and conceptual structures of the alternating -ízo verbs – The -ízo derivatives in the alternation classes – Semantic fields and conceptual structures as coherence factors – Split verbs – The senses of the verb kapnízo ‘smoke’ inside three scenes – Non-alternating verbs in -ízo.