Negation in Ancient Greek: a typological approach

Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2016, vol. 21, iss. 2, pp. 183-200
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This article deals with the application of the concept of negative concord (Giannakidou, Horrocks, Denizot, Willmott), which is not reflected in standard reference books on Ancient Greek (including the most recent books by Basile and Crespo) and is not used in Czech Hellenistic circles. Taking into account the well-known rule of the accumulation of negatives of the same kind (οὐ ... οὐδείς, οὐδείς ... οὐ), the author offers support for certain surprising yet convincing findings by Denizot concerning the sequence of οὐδείς ... οὐ and argues that Ancient Greek is a non-strict negative concord language.
  • This study was written within the Programme for the Development of Fields of Study at Charles University, No. P10, Linguistics, sub-programme Comparative Linguistics.
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