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Attraction (Mood, Case etc.)
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Attraction has been described as the phenomenon taking place when a given word does not show the grammatical form expected on the basis of the canonical morphological and/or syntactic rules, but appears in a different form because of the influence of another word in the same clause or in a different clause. In Greek, attraction is not obligatory. It occurs at three distinct levels: (i) I…

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Maria Napoli, “Attraction (Mood, Case etc.)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000041>
First published online: 2013

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