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A corpus study of formulaic variation and linguistic productivity in early Greek epic

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This thesis addresses the general issue of formulaic variation in early Greek epic – not formulaic change, in that I do not adopt a diachronic perspective or seek to restore the original form of any formulae, but simply to describe how different variants of the same formulae coexist, and what their patterns of variation can tell us about formulaic language. I introduce the concepts of formula and formulaic variation in part I, which is functionally a two-part introduction (chapters I and II)....

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HUMS
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Classics Faculty
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Classical Languages & Lit
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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