A Little Greek Dream of Mine

I wrote this up some time ago and recent conversations have draw me back to it. On my hard drive, a couple very, very small sections are already filled in. Perhaps over the next couple decades, it will turn into something more real.

Hopefully.

With that out of the way, here it is: my proposed table of contents for a Modern Descriptive Grammar of Hellenistic Greek.

There are some sections that lack detail — suggestions are very welcome if you see anything missing that you think should be included.

There’s a PDF HERE — though spacing is odd in it.

Table of Contents

1.      Morphology & Parts-of-Speech

1.1      Verbal Inflectional Categories

1.1.1             Aspect

1.1.1.1            Situation Aspect

1.1.1.2            Viewpoint Aspect

1.1.1.3            Interaction

1.1.2             Tense

1.1.2.1            Past

1.1.2.2            Non-past

1.1.2.3            Future

1.1.3             Mood/Modality

1.1.3.1            Indicative

1.1.3.2            Subjunctive

1.1.3.3            Imperative

1.1.3.4            Optative

1.1.4             Subject Agreement

1.1.4.1            Person

1.1.4.2            Number

1.2      Inflectional Morphology of the Verb

1.2.1             Imperfective Root

1.2.2             Perfective Root

1.2.3             –μι Verbs

1.3      Auxiliary Verbs

1.3.1             Types of Auxiliaries

1.3.2             Periphrasis

1.4      Nominal Inflectional Categories

1.4.1             Gender

1.4.1.1            Gender as Noun Class

1.4.1.2            Masculine

1.4.1.3            Feminine

1.4.1.4            Neuter

1.4.1.5            Gender in Nouns

1.4.1.6            Gender in Substantival Modifiers

1.4.2             Number

1.4.2.1            Singular

1.4.2.2            Plural

1.4.2.3            Dual*

1.5      Inflectional Morphology of the Noun

1.6      Inflectional Morphology of the Adjective

1.7      Inflectional Morphology of Determiners

1.7.1             Article

1.7.2             Demonstratives

1.8      Inflectional Morphology of Quantifiers

1.9      Derivational Morphology

1.9.1             Infinitive

1.9.2             Participle

1.9.3             Middle Verbs

1.9.4             Nominalization

1.9.5             Modifier Derivation

1.10  Other word classes

1.10.1         Pronouns

1.10.1.1        Personal Pronouns

1.10.1.2        Possessive Pronouns

1.10.1.3        Reflexive Pronouns

1.10.2         Prepositions

1.10.3         Other

1.10.3.1        Adverbs

1.10.3.2        Negators

1.10.3.3        Modal Particles

1.10.3.4        Connectives

2.       Basic clause structure

2.1      Verbal Predicates

2.1.1             Intransitives

2.1.2             Transitives

2.1.3             Ditransitives

2.2      Non-verbal Predicates

2.2.1             Equative, Attributive, and Locative Clauses

2.2.2             Existential and Possessive Clauses

2.2.3             Negated Non-verbal Predicates

2.2.3.1            Negated Possessive

2.2.3.2            Negated Existential

2.3      Constituent Order & Clause Structure

2.3.1             Discourse Relations

2.3.2             Semantic Relations

2.3.3             Grammatical Relations

2.4      Noun Phrase Structure

2.4.1             Major Functions of the Noun Phrase

2.4.2             Continuous Noun Phrases

2.4.3             Discontinuous Noun Phrases

2.4.4             Determiner Phrase

2.4.4.1            Structure

2.4.4.1.1                    The Demonstrative

2.4.4.1.2                    The Article

2.4.4.2            Relation to the Noun Phrase

2.4.4.3            Identifiability

2.4.5             Constituent Order & Noun Phrase Structure

2.4.6             Lexical Nominalization

2.4.6.1            Processes for Forming Nouns from Lexical Verbs

2.4.6.2            Syntactic Collocation

2.4.6.2.1                    Assimilation of Arguments to NP Syntax

2.4.6.2.2                    Unexpressed Arguments

2.5      Other Types of Phrases & Their Structure

2.5.1             Prepositional Phrases

2.5.2             Quantifier Phrases

3.      Sentence Patterns & Pragmatics

3.1      Questions

3.1.1             Interrogative Sentences

3.1.1.1            Content Questions

3.1.1.2            Yes-No Questions

3.2      Commands

3.2.1             Positive Commands

3.2.2             Negative Commands

3.3      Negation

3.3.1             Clausal

3.3.2             Noun Phrase Negation

3.4      Coordinate Constructions

3.4.1             Postpositivess

3.5      Subordinate Constructions

3.5.1             Complement Clauses

3.5.2             Adjunct/adverbial clauses

3.5.2.1            Subordinate Clauses denoting Cause

3.5.2.2            Subordinate Clauses denoting Temporal Relations

3.5.2.3            Subordinate Clauses denoting Concession

3.5.2.4            Subordinate Clauses denoting Purpose/Result

3.5.2.5            Subordinate Clauses denoting Condition

3.5.3             Relative Clauses

3.5.3.1            Headed Relative Clauses

3.5.3.2            Non-headed Relative Clauses

3.6      Discourse Structure

3.6.1             Sentences

3.6.2             Paragraphs

3.6.3             Self-repair & Correction in Discourse

4.      Residue

5.      Conclusion

6.      Appendices

6.1      Appendix #1 – The Problem of Greek Voice

6.2      Appendix #2 – The Tense / Aspect Debate

6.3      Appendix #2 – The Greek Referential System

6.4      Appendix #3 – The Lexicon

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