RBL Review of Porter (2015)

Last year I reviewed Porter's collection of essays: Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament: Studies in Tools, Methods, and Practice (Amazon). SBL's Review of Biblical Literature has now also published a review of Porter's book by Héctor Martín. The author finds the book helpful and concludes: "Porter’s work is extremely useful from the point... Continue Reading →

October Book Notes 2017

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 →

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 →

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