Greek perfect as a stylistic device

Fatima A. Eloeva, Dmitri A. Chernoglazov

Research output


This study is an attempt to examine a few episodes from the diachronic development of Modern Greek synthetic and analytic perfect from the standpoint of functional grammar. Perfect seems to be used as a stylistic device, a means of archaization. The data of medieval and contemporary modern Greek are considered in the context of the of the so-called Greek language issue - the conscious archaization of the language standard of Greek, attested from the 1st c. AD and correlating with the situation of diglossia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-24
Number of pages18
JournalVoprosy Jazykoznanija
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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