“Verbal Aspect Theory” and its companion “Aktionsart Theory” are both phrases that need to be reconsidered. The way it gets used by NT grammarians is anachronistic and leads to misreadings of the grammatical literature.
English has constructions that sort of look like Greek middle voice. The door closed (Greek: ἐκλείσθη ἡ θύρα)Rachel […]
My audience didn’t do a particularly good job participating in the beginning quiz. Next time I’ll need to find some additional incentives.
My copy of the Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek arrived in the mail last week. Since then I […]
What do you see are the main differences between teaching biblical languages to seminary students vs. teaching them […]
Continuing on with my summary of the papers presented at SEBTS’s Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference, April […]
The weekend at Southeastern Theological Seminary’s Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference was a whirlwind of activity, fascinating […]
In preparing for the SEBTS conference, Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate, I […]
A few weeks ago I put a poll up on Twitter and another one on Facebook, asking whether people thought that a particular verb had the perfect as part of its inflectional paradigm.
But there’s a far simpler explanation of the data that does not need Porter’s overwrought prominence model.