Today is the 17th Annual Septuagint Day, as the IOSCS has pronounced it. Our celebration this year is […]
Category Archive: Semantics
Isn’t lexical aspect roughly equivalent to Aktionsart? Typically, yes. The problem is that ‘lexical aspect’ is also a […]
What if semantic research could be based on stats and not just gut? For several decades this has been a reality more are coming to experience. Read on and let me catch you up.
What if instructors were able to build lessons for Greek prepositions around physical actions that students could perform themselves both in class and at home? Methods such as this help connect the meaning of the prepositions not to rote memorization, but to physical behavior and actions. Below are some of the more salient uses of ποῦς, ‘foot’ with various prepositions that lend themselves to this type of experiential learning.
Five years after the workshop at Tyndale House, Cambridge our papers are finally being published. Many thanks to […]
There is effectively no debate about the definition of aspect in Greek. There is also effectively no debate about the definitions of the imperfective and perfective aspects, two categories we discussed in Part I. This is true whether you’re reading Fanning (1990), Decker (2007), Campbell (2007), any of the contributors to Runge & Fresch (2016), or anyone else.
Is this the best blog post for introducing people to aspect?
I’m not sure, but I hope that it will be helpful, nonetheless.
Creatively engaging students in language learning can be an ongoing challenge for those who teach Greek. The more […]
This piece was originally published in 2017. I decided to republish it after expanding its discussion. There’s a […]
Greek Prepositions in the New Testament: A Cognitive-Functional Description by Rachel & Michael Aubrey For Part I: Introducing: […]