Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Determiners are operators used to actualize the reference of an NP. Syntactically, Classical Greek is special in that it has a definite article which serves as a boundary in the NP. Other determiners can/must co-occur with it outside the NP (demonstratives and certain quantifiers) or must not co-occur with it (indefinite tis, wh-terms). As for the interpretatio…

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Richard Faure, “Determiners”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000094>
First published online: 2013

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