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Syntactic Change
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Abstract

Syntactic change is a type of natural language variation that refers to changes in the grammar of a language. This change can be caused or facilitated both by socio-cultural factors and by language-internal factors. A particular feature of Ancient Greek is its continuity in the field of grammar throughout the centuries, as compared with most European languages. Two types of syntactic change are…

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Elena Redondo Moyano, “Syntactic Change”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000334>
First published online: 2013



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