The absence of the definite article in Greek inscriptions from Lycia is among the evidence of linguistic contact between Lycian and Greek due to interference with Lycian which is a no-article language (like the rest of the Anatolian languages). In this contribution, we wish to show that the absence of the definite article in expected positions of Greek noun phrases cannot simply be attributed to contact with an articleless language, for several reasons: 1) the article is not always absent, it appears in standardized formulas but also in other positions in which it is required (between two genitive nouns referring to two different persons); 2) the presence of other determiners such as demonstratives and possessives must be taken into account, since in no-article languages these forms perform the function of determination.

Remarques sur la détermination du nom entre lycien et grec d’Asie Mineure.

Stella Merlin
2022

Abstract

The absence of the definite article in Greek inscriptions from Lycia is among the evidence of linguistic contact between Lycian and Greek due to interference with Lycian which is a no-article language (like the rest of the Anatolian languages). In this contribution, we wish to show that the absence of the definite article in expected positions of Greek noun phrases cannot simply be attributed to contact with an articleless language, for several reasons: 1) the article is not always absent, it appears in standardized formulas but also in other positions in which it is required (between two genitive nouns referring to two different persons); 2) the presence of other determiners such as demonstratives and possessives must be taken into account, since in no-article languages these forms perform the function of determination.
Lycian, Greek from Asia Minor, bilingual inscriptions, definite article, demonstrative
lycien, grec d'Asie Mineure, inscriptions bilingues, article défini, démonstratif
L’absence de l’article défini dans les inscriptions grecques de Lycie figure parmi les évidences de contact linguistique entre le lycien et le grec en raison de l’interférence avec le lycien qui est une langue sans article (comme le reste des langues anatoliennes). Dans cette contribution, nous souhaitons montrer que l’absence de l’article défini dans des positions attendues des syntagmes nominaux grecs ne peut pas simplement être attribuée au contact avec une langue sans article, et ceci pour plusieurs raisons : 1) l’article n’est pas toujours absent, il apparaît dans des formules standardisées mais aussi dans d’autres positions dans lesquelles il est requis (entre deux noms au génitifs se référant à deux personnes différentes) ; 2) la présence d’autres déterminants tels que les démonstratifs et les possessifs doit être prise en compte, car dans les langues sans article ces formes remplissent la fonction de la détermination.
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