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Ela Filippone

« I demostrativi in anticopersiano », in : Michele Bernardini, Natalia L. Tornesello, eds., Scritti in onore di Giovanni D’Erme. Napoli, Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, 2005, pp. 383-426.

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1This important study contains a (more or less) synchronic analysis of the Old Persian demonstrative pronouns and adverbs. As in pragmatics, the A. distinguishes between esophoric and endophoric functions depending on whether reference is made to something within or outside the text. Cases of both « situational deixis » (pp. 389-97) and « textual deixis » (pp. 398-421) are discussed in great detail. Concerning the latter, anaphoric recognitional (or anamnestic) and real deictic functions are kept apart, and the various types of constructions showing topicalisation and a resumptive pronoun are fully described. The article contains a great deal of substantial comments on single words and passages such as DB I 28 f. (what does idā mean here?), DB II 30 f. and its variants or DB V 22 f. (where the A. rightly questions the reading i [ma] and rather prefers a [va], although that would seem to be incompatible with the remaining traces !), but a normalized form mṛtiya (as we often read here) is evidently wrong. On the whole, this is a thorough syntactic study, and one would like to have many more such, in order to make research on Old Persian syntax and stylistics progress and to update the relevant parts of Kent’s Old Persian Grammar.

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Rüdiger Schmitt. Ela Filippone, « « I demostrativi in anticopersiano », in : Michele Bernardini, Natalia L. Tornesello, eds., Scritti in onore di Giovanni D’Erme. Napoli, Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, 2005, pp. 383-426. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 29 | 2008, document 15, mis en ligne le 15 septembre 2008, consulté le 14 octobre 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/24272

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