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Typology of Greek
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Descriptions of Greek abound: according to Joseph (1987:437), “[w]ith the possible exception of English, there has probably been more written on the Greek language than on any other language.” However, in works by typologists Greek does not often feature among languages included in samples. Indeed, typologists would have much to learn from Greek as it presents a number of characteristics which are undoubtedly of interest for language typology. Some of these are summarized in this entry.

1. Morphology

1.a. Ver…

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Silvia Luraghi, “Typology of Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 November 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000360>
First published online: 2013

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