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Latin Word Order: Structured Meaning and Information

A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens


Reading a paragraph of Latin without attention to the word order entails losing access to a whole dimension of meaning, or at least using inferential procedures to guess at what is actually overtly encoded in the syntax. This book introduces the linguistic concepts, formalism, and analytical techniques necessary for the study of Latin word order. It then presents and analyzes a representative selection of data in sufficient detail to foster both an intuitive grasp of the often rather subtle principles controlling Latin word order and a theoretically grounded understanding of the system that un ... More

Keywords: syntax, formalism, analytical techniques, semantics, pragmatics, linguistics, philology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. M. Devine, author
Stanford University
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Laurence D. Stephens, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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