prof. dr. G.C. (Gerry) Wakker

Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Literature

prof. dr. G.C. (Gerry) Wakker
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E-mail:
g.c.wakker rug.nl

Research

Postal address:
O Kijk in t Jatstr
26
Groningen
9712 EK
Netherlands

Research interests

The main topics of my research are:

  1. which factors determine the choice of aspect.

    Some scholars argue that the determining factors are purely pragmatic and have to do with the informational states of the state of affairs in question (new vs. old information). This seems too simple. It seems better to look for semantic factors, sometimes combined with pragmatic factors.

    2. Expressions of the future. Ancient Greek has a synthetic future, but also several analytic expressions. It may now be asked whether in these expressions we have to do with auxiliaries and which factors determine the choice between the synthetic future and the periphrastic expressions.

    3. The semantic and pragmatic function of particles in Greek texts and the role they play in the constitution of discourse cohesion or in helping the addressee to find out what the speaker really wants to convey.

Publications
  1. Conditions and conditionals. An investigation of Ancient Greek

    Wakker, G., 1994, Amsterdam: Gieben.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

  2. Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek (Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology 16)

    Bakker, S. J. & Wakker, G. C., 2009, Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

  3. 'Well I will now present my arguments'. Discourse cohesion marked by oun and toinun in Lysias

    Wakker, G. C., 2009, Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek. Bakker, S. J. & Wakker, G. C. (eds.). Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, p. 63 - 81

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

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Activities
  1. 7th international conference on Greek Linguistics

    Gerrigje Wakker (Invited speaker)
    21-Sep-201122-Sep-2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  2. 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics

    Gerrigje Wakker (Organiser)
    27-Jun-200729-Jun-2007

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

  3. 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics

    Gerrigje Wakker (Invited speaker)
    2007

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conferenceAcademic

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