The pragmatics of the modern Greek grammatical system

Chondrogianni, M. 2010. The pragmatics of the modern Greek grammatical system. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages

TitleThe pragmatics of the modern Greek grammatical system
TypePhD thesis
AuthorsChondrogianni, M.
Abstract

This thesis is primarily concerned with the Pragmatics of the Modern Greek

(MG) grammatical system. A secondary aim is the investigation of the

relationship between morpho-syntax, phonology and pragmatics’ related features

which form part of the grammar, in allowing a speaker’s intention to be

formulated into a linguistic expression. The term grammatical mood is used in

this work as the category which includes ‘all grammatical elements operating on

a situation/proposition, that are not directly concerned with situating an event in the actual world, as conceived by the speaker’ (Hengeveld 2004). Moreover, the

analysis undertaken follows the framework provided by Hengeveld et al. (2007)

of a systematic hierarchical classification of propositional and behavioural basic illocutions.

Recent research has provided an extensive analysis of the syntax and semantics

of the MG verb moods; this thesis focuses on the way illocution is codified in a speaker’s message, through the morphosyntactic and phonological choices the

speaker has made. Based on morphosyntactic criteria, five MG grammatical

moods are formally distinguished, namely the Indicative, the Subjunctive, the

Imperative, the Prohibitive and the Hortative. Furthermore, the five prosodic

contours available to a speaker when forming a linguistic expression are

identified, which contribute to the specification of particular uses.

The main contribution of this thesis is a systematic representation of the basic illocutions of MG based on markers that have an illocutionary impact, such as

the Verb Mood, the Negation, the Clitic Placement, the Intonation Patterns and

any Additional Segmental Strategies used by MG speakers. In addition to

Theoretical Linguistics and Pragmatics, the findings could benefit several other disciplines, including natural language acquisition, first and second language

teaching as well as natural language interfaces, human-machine interaction,

speech processing systems, and on-line language learning systems.

Year2010
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Completed2010

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The Pragmatics of the Modern Greek Segmental Markers
Chondrogianni, M. 2017. The Pragmatics of the Modern Greek Segmental Markers. Georgakopoulos, T. (ed.) 12th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL12). Berlin 16 - 20 Sep 2015 Edition Romiosini/CeMoG.

Basic illocutions of the MG indicative
Chondrogianni, M. 2012. Basic illocutions of the MG indicative. in: Gavriilidou, Z., Efthymiou, A., Thomadaki, E. and Kambakis-Vougiouklis, P. (ed.) Selected papers of the 10th ICGL Komotini, Greece Democritus University of Thrace. pp. 223-234

The pragmatics of the modal particles να, θα, ας and μη(ν)
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The pragmatics of prohibitive and hortative in modern Greek
Chondrogianni, M. 2011. The pragmatics of prohibitive and hortative in modern Greek. in: Kitis, E., Lavidas, N., Topintzi, N. and Tsangalidis, T. (ed.) Selected papers from the 19th international symposium on theoretical and applied linguistics (19th ISTAL, April 2009) Thessaloniki Monochromia. pp. 135-142

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Basic illocutions of the MG subjunctive
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The indicative in modern Greek
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Deriving structure from semi-structured data using functional grammar
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Imperative mood, sentence type and functional discourse grammar
Chondrogianni, M. 2002. Imperative mood, sentence type and functional discourse grammar. in: Anastasiadi-Simeonidi, A. and Koutita-Kaimaki, A.M. (ed.) Studies in Greek linguistics: proceedings of the 22nd annual meeting of the department of linguistics, April 2001 Thessaloniki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The subjunctive in modern Greek: a functional grammar perspective
Chondrogianni, M. 1997. The subjunctive in modern Greek: a functional grammar perspective. in: Butler, C.S., Connolly, J.H., Gatward, R.A. and Vismans, R.M. (ed.) A fund of ideas: studies in language and language in use Amsterdam IFOTT.

A computer implementation of functional grammar: observations on the Greek version of Profglot
Chondrogianni, M. 1997. A computer implementation of functional grammar: observations on the Greek version of Profglot. in: Grigoriadou, M., Philokyprou, G., Christodoulakis, D. and Galiotou, E. (ed.) Working papers in natural language processing, Proceedings of the 1st workshop on NLP, December 1996 Athens Diavlos.

A Greek version of a functional language model of the natural language user
Chondrogianni, M. 1996. A Greek version of a functional language model of the natural language user. in: Studies in Greek Linguistics 16, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Greek Linguistics, May 1995 Thessaloniki Kyriakidis.

A functional approach to the subjunctive in modern Greek
Chondrogianni, M. 1995. A functional approach to the subjunctive in modern Greek. in: Studies in Greek Linguistics 15. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Greek Linguistics, May 1994 Thessaloniki Kyriakidis.

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