ΕΝ ΕΦΕΣΩ“, the basis for the URL of this website, is “in Ephesus” in English. That was the original name of the blog, too. The current name is more descriptive of what we do here: Koine Greek: Studies in Language & Linguistics. And that’s what you’ll find here. It’s mostly Greek linguistics, but I occasionally spend some time on various theoretical questions as well. I’m conversant in a number of theoretical linguistic frameworks and they pop up from time to time.

The origin of the URL & original title goes back to my initial grammatical studies on the text of Ephesians, primarily focusing on the phenomena of ellipsis and how it relates to the mental representation of the speaker and the perceived mental representation of the audience. Ellipsis is a syntactic-semantic-pragmatic device where new or unknown information is related to  known and accessible information creating cohesion in the  discourse. This in turn helps the audience relate the new information to concepts and ideas that they are already familiar with.

The primary author of this website is Mike Aubrey. I’m a linguist who focuses on Hellenistic Greek. I have done graduate studies in linguistics at a number of schools including the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and the Canada Institute of Applied Linguistics at Trinity Western University. I wrote my thesis on methodology in grammatical analysis in Role and Reference Grammar. Additionally, I am the Greek Languages and Linguistics Moderator for the B-Greek forums.

The majority of what is written here consists of initial drafts of various thoughts on a number of topics related to Hellenistic Greek. Most of it relates to books, whether books just read or books to be read. Very little that gets posted here is thoroughly edited or anything like that, though often times posts get polished up after the fact. Others fall by the wayside. And still more bits revised on the way to publication, though those changes and corrections tend not to take place here.

Feel free to leave a message — comments here won’t appear online, but they are received.

I am also a photographer. You can take a look at my work here at my online Portfolio: Mike Aubrey Photography or at my a photography blog: A Photography Enthusiast.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Mike, I was reading the old entries on ellipsis in your Eph blogs. The paper you wrote on positive and negative ellipsis (30 page off), is it available? I can’t see it published anywhere.
    Regards, reg.

    1. I’m sure there’s some really embarrassing stuff in those old posts.

      Unfortunately, until I get around to updating and revising that paper on ellipsis, it probably won’t see the light of day.


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