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By Antonia Ruppel

ISBN-10: 0521767628

ISBN-13: 9780521767620

Long ago, discussions approximately absolute structures (ACs) were restricted via an vague knowing of what ACs are. by means of studying the character and serve as of ACs and similar structures in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, this new examine arrives at a transparent and easy definition of ACs. concentrating on the earliest attested fabric in every one language, Dr Ruppel highlights how using ACs differs among the languages and gives reasons for those alterations. Referring without delay and commonly to the early fabric, she identifies the typical middle shared through all ACs and reconstructs their improvement into Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. This old viewpoint finds how ACs were conceived of via grammarians, philologists or even Christian missionaries during the last thousand years and the way enduring misconceptions nonetheless impact our dialogue of them this day.

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If grammatical case usage is ruled out, the remaining alternative is semantic case usage. 45 The most straightforward example of a grammatical case is the accusative, of a semantic case, the locative. Semantic cases can denote elements dependent on verbs (as in English ‘she put the book on the table, he cut the cake with a knife, they went away from the house’). Using such expressions as the basis of our theories would again require an explanation of how the link between the head and what it governs is weakened.

53 This demonstrates the exceptional importance of the attribute. v above). Keydana instead refers to the construction as a whole as verbally centred. All of this forms his ‘Definition of the AC’ section. 55 I therefore assume we are meant to consider the concept of the ‘semantic transformation’ as his theory of how ACs arose. Keydana’s description of the AC – as a construction that is nominally centred in shape, yet verbally centred as far as its semantics are concerned – is appealing from a synchronic point of view: it aptly describes the paradox of ACs.

60 In spite of this, Flinck-Linkomies’ approach is exemplary in that he takes a close look at the available material 58 59 60 ‘Nam ‘agendi’ aut ‘faciendi’ verba, quae tum usitatissima sunt, cum ‘praesente’ in hoc ablativo ponitur, iam cum ‘absente’ non coniungitur, sed varia sunt et quaecumque verba’ (Flinck-Linkomies 1929: 59). Thus he disagrees fundamentally with people such as Methner 1914–15: 33–61, who delineates absolute from other ablatives by the criterion of whether they stand in apposition to one word (whether a noun or a verb) or to the whole sentence, respectively.

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