Forthcoming: Analyzing Meaning by Paul Kroeger

Long time readers know that the authors are big fans of Paul Kroeger's introductory textbooks to grammar and syntax. Analyzing grammar: An introduction Analyzing syntax: A lexical-functional approach The former is an introduction to grammatical analysis focusing on morphology and syntax and the latter focuses on syntax specifically and is slightly more technical. The focus... Continue Reading →

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 →

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