Diachronic Prototype Semantics

I got my hands on this little guy last week: Dirk Geeraerts' Diachronic Prototype Semantics: A Contribution to Historical Lexicography. It's an older volume--1997, but really insightful. Geeraerts knows the field of semantics and lexicology and its history with a depth and degree of thoughtfulness that the vast majority of us can only aspire to... Continue Reading →

Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

James Clackson, the classisist/historical linguist, recently published on book on sociolinguistics in Ancient Greek & Rome: Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds. I'm a little surprised that I hadn't seen is before. I try to stay up on these things. Publishers blurb: Texts written in Latin, Greek and other languages provide ancient... Continue Reading →

Review of Robert Funk’s Greek Grammar on RBL

James W. Voelz has a review of Robert Funk's Greek Grammar on the Review of Biblical Literature, that's available here: A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek. For those of you who aren't aware, Funk's grammar, sadly written in the 1970's went out of print years ago. The people of B-Greek put a significant amount of effort... Continue Reading →

Now in paperback…

I just found out that two important reference works on Ancient Greek been available in paperback since January 2014. Geoffrey Horrocks’ Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers Egbert Bakker's A Companion to the Ancient Greek Language Obviously, they're going to be cheaply bound paperbacks, but it's still a much better price and... Continue Reading →

Occasional Surveys in the History of Greek Grammar: G. B. Winer & William Moulton (1882)

Despite the production of other New Testament grammars, Winer’s work continued to hold the greatest influence throughout the century and by 1882, it was in its ninth English edition.[1] William Moulton’s contributions to the grammar grew consistently with each of his own editions/translations, though the basic organization continues to be the same. Most importantly, by... Continue Reading →

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