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Space (Cases)
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In Greek the distinction between static and dynamic spatial relationships is grammatically encoded by the interaction of cases and adpositions. The use of bare cases (dative, genitive and accusative) in the encoding of spatial relations of Location, Source, Direction and Path is not systematic and is restricted to specific lexical domains.

1. Introduction

The issues relating to the linguistic expression of space are on the agenda of contemporary linguistic debate. The cognitive …

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Luisa Brucale, “Space (Cases)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000321>
First published online: 2013

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