I could have sworn that I had mentioned Lars Nordgren's book, Greek Interjections Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics at some point before, but apparently not. I can't find the post. In any case, his book received a detailed review in the latest issue of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review by Coulter George: Lars Nordgren, Greek Interjections:... Continue Reading →

New Dissertation on the Greek Imperfect in Luke

There's a brand new dissertation from the University of Texas Arlington (where many SIL dissertations have arisen) on the Greek periphrastic imperfects in Luke's Gospel: A Discourse Analysis Of The Periphrastic Imperfect In The Greek New Testament Writings Of Luke by Carl E. Johnson. Here's the Abstract: Motivated by Bloomfield's belief that linguistic variation is... Continue Reading →

Discourse Grammar

Just appeared on Eisenbraun: Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament: A Practical Introduction for Teaching and Exegesis by Steven E. Runge That's a few years of Steve's life and roughly 100-150 hours of my own. Looking forward perusing it's real pages very soon!

Reading Dead Grammarians

I'm totally ripping this off directly from the B-Greek list, but its definitely worth it if I can get a few more people to see this little discussion. Several days ago, Elizabeth Kline wrote this: In James 3:3 we see an example of a preposed genitive noun TWN hIPPWN. One way to read it, TWN... Continue Reading →


That’s the title of an article in Filología Neotestamentaria 19 (2006). The full title is: IS VERBAL ASPECT A PROMINENCE INDICATOR? AN EVALUATION OF STANLEY PORTER’S PROPOSAL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE GOSPEL OF LUKE The article is an incredibly important critique of Stanley Porter’s approach to Aspect & its relationship to Discourse Analysis. Its... Continue Reading →

Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek

Another important book that we'll never be able to afford: Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek Edited by S.J. Bakker and G.C. Wakker Books Forthcoming Expected: September 2009 Series: Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology, 16 ISBN-13 (i)The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) has been changed from 10 to 13 digits on 1 January 2007: 978 90 04... Continue Reading →

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