Compounds are complicated. They are formally complex, involving wide variation in their morphological/lexical formation. These formal complexities introduce their own series of semantic challenges.
Following up on my post with Greek language papers at SBL, here's a similarly compiled list for ETS. Some of these are from different sessions and actually lover lap with each other, so you'll need to plan accordingly if you're interested.
SBLThe Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is coming soon (November 17-20), and the online program book is up and there's a PDF of the Sessions available as well. I'm trying to gather together the papers related dealing with Greek language questions. Here's what I've collected together, I might have missed a few. Let me know if you have found something I didn't see.
How can there be any substantive discussion about language data or linguistic method if we cannot even agree on the history of research? New Testament Greek grammar is simply broken. And nobody seems interested in trying to fix it. So where do we go from here?
Will Ross and Greg Lanier took some time to answer some questions with Hendrickson Publishers about all the work they put into their Reader's Edition LXX.
This second post on predicate types and narrative structure applies the discussion from the previous post to English and then Greek examples
When we talk about the concepts of background and foreground, it needs to be emphasized that we are not merely discussing aspect. Grounding is about the structure of communication rather than about any one grammatical form. Background and foreground information are each defined in accordance with a particular set of conceptual features. The background provides durational... Continue Reading →