V. 53 N. 2 (2015)

Divagazioni sulla legge degli appellativi in greco e in vedico

Romano Lazzeroni
University of Pisa

Pubblicato 2016-05-09

Parole chiave

  • Indoeuropean languages,
  • appellatives,
  • accent,
  • proper names,
  • vocative


In Greek and in Sanskrit, the change in position of the accent is a distinctive feature of the so-called ‘law of appellatives’. In the present paper, it has been shown that this feature does not characterize only the use of adjectives as appellatives, but also other oppositions. Such an explanation is proposed that accounts for the different occurrences of the same phenomenon within the theoretical frameworks of prototype theory.