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Non-Canonical Subjects
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Non-canonical subjects are those constituents that show some grammatical properties of subjects in the nominative, but are encoded in other morphological cases (genitive, dative, or, more rarely, accusative) or, less frequently, by means of a prepositional phrase. Non-canonical subjects are documented both in personal and impersonal constructions. This article …

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Luz Conti, “Non-Canonical Subjects”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000252>
First published online: 2013

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