On Latin Adverbs

Harm Pinkster

On Latin Adverbs
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Harm Pinkster

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

5-3/4 x 8-1/4
Paper $58.95 ISBN: 9789053568439 Published September 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This study deals with a number of aspects of the words which are usually called adverbs in Latin. It contains on the one hand a critical discussion of their treatment in Latin grammatical studies -- the characteristics attributed to them, their relationship to other words -- and on the other hand a discussion of the conditions that have to be met in order to achieve a better (sub)classification -- general problems of classification as well as criteria for affecting such classification -- and a better description of the functions of adverbs in larger constructions. The study contains, therefore, both language-specific sections and more general ones. The author wrote the passages specifically dealing with Latin in such a way that they are clear enough to the non-Latinist, the more general passages in such a way that they are understandable for Latinists who are not acquainted with recent developments in linguistics.
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