Attributive prepositional phrases in Latin prose

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David B. Wharton, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: I will present data that touch upon the previous, intuitive estimates concerning the relative frequency, and the contexts of occurrence, of APPs in Latin prose, using as my sample texts prose authors ranging diachronically from Cato to Tacitus. These data not only shed some light on certain diachronic changes in the use of APPs, but also, while generally confirming earlier opinions on the pragmatics of APPs, expand our knowledge of the range of contexts in which Latin authors tend to place APPs. Finally, I will argue that the pragmatic conditions surrounding the use of APPs discussed here are explicable by means of a single pragmatic principle.

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Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Latin Linguistics, edited by Friedrich Heberlein, Heidelberg, 1996, pp. 165-175.
Language: English
Date: 1996
Latin, attribute prepositional phrases, pragmatics

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