Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on SyntaxWith Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Langslow

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198153023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 November 2020

Lecture I, 24

Lecture I, 24

(p.179) Lecture I, 24
Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax

David Langslow (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

After an introduction to the basic categories of grammatical voice, and the associated terminology,this chapter discusses first (Lectures 21–2) differences of meaning between active and middle forms in Greek, with some remarks on active-only and middle-only verbs. In Lecture 23, the chapter passes to Latin and compares certain uses of Latin deponents and passives with those of Greek middles, concluding with some remarks on the endings associated with voice and tense in Greek and Latin. The passive, finally, is discussed first with regard to the various formal ways of expressing it, and then with regard to its use, its patterns of distribution, and its functions. Lecture 25 begins — and this chapter concludes — with discussion of the impersonal passive, and of combinations of infinitive + modal verb in the passive.

Keywords:   active, active-only, deponent, impersonal passive, middle, middle-only, passive, reflexive, tense, voice

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .