Distinguishing Semantics and Pragmatics

What's the difference and how do they relate? Pragmatics is a sort of funny thing. On the one hand, pragmatics is an important subfield in linguistics that produces a valuable research and contributes greatly to our understanding of language. On the other hand, pragmatics probably wouldn't even exist at all as a field if Chomsky had not... Continue Reading →

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 →

State predicates and the Greek perfect, Pt 3

This is part three of a three part series. Part one can be found here: State predicates and the Greek perfect, Pt 1 Part two can be found here:  State predicates and the Greek perfect, Pt 2 The assumption an atelic usage of a inherently telic form is wrong finds its origins in what is called the classical model... Continue Reading →

State predicates and the Greek perfect, Pt 2

This is part two of a three part series. Part one can be found here: State predicates and the Greek perfect, Pt 1 Part three will soon be available here on Monday:  State predicates and the Greek perfect, Pt 3 I concluded the previous post with the following statement and in part 2, I want to provide an answer: Fundamentally, the... Continue Reading →

Review: The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek-Part II

A Review of The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek: A Functional Analysis of the Order and Articulation of NP Constituent in Herodotus by Stephanie Bakker.[1] Hardcover: 324 pages Publisher: Brill (2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 9004177221 ISBN-13: 978-9004177222 Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.6 x 0.9 inches Get from Amazon Get from Brill Part I (LINK) this... Continue Reading →

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