Here's a lovely Christmas tree in a type ornament tree stand from Caleb Alexander’s Greek grammar (1796) to enjoy for your festivities this year, shared on twitter several years ago by the blog: Coffee & Donatus: Early grammars and related matters of art and design. Recent readers will also have noticed that we have added a new... Continue Reading →
For those who do not know me, my name is Chris Fresch. I used to contribute over at Old School Script, but that blog is no longer active. Since then, Mike and Rachel kindly invited me to contribute here. So, here I am! This is a quick post to inform anyone who may be interested... Continue Reading →
The introductory volume on linguistics and exegesis to which I contributed two chapters is finally in print. Linguistics & Biblical Exegesis (Lexham Methods Series) edited by Douglas Mangum & Josh Westbury (Amazon) If I can whet your appetite at all, here's a bit of an excerpt from my discussion of semantics and Greek lexicons/dictionaries: “These... Continue Reading →
If you missed out on the Cambridge Greek Prepositions Workshop in Cambridge back at the end of July, we will be doing a smaller version of it as a workshop on Friday at SBL as part of the Cognitive Linguistics & Biblical Interpretation Section: Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation 11/17/2017 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Room: 203 (Second... Continue Reading →
There have been a few events of note in the world of book on Greek linguistics this month. Review of Brill's GE: Not the least of these is a prepublication version of John A. L. Lee's review of Brill's Dictionary of Ancient Greek (GE). The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Amazon) I would love to... Continue Reading →
It is also no accident that the types of meanings expressed by γίνομαι and εἰμί, one with middle morphology and the other with active morphology correspond effectively one-to-one with the general preferences for other non-linking and low frequency verbs.
Long time readers know that the authors are big fans of Paul Kroeger's introductory textbooks to grammar and syntax. Analyzing grammar: An introduction Analyzing syntax: A lexical-functional approach The former is an introduction to grammatical analysis focusing on morphology and syntax and the latter focuses on syntax specifically and is slightly more technical. The focus... Continue Reading →
The full length review of Stanley Porter's 2015 collection of essays, Linguistic Analysis, is available on Academia.edu: Review of Porter (2015) Linguistic analysis of the Greek New Testament