Semantic theory: it’ll get harder before it gets hardest.
Meaning is hard. Unfortunately, I’m not going to make any easier here.
Compounds are complicated. They are formally complex, involving wide variation in their morphological/lexical formation. These formal complexities introduce their own series of semantic challenges.
How can there be any substantive discussion about language data or linguistic method if we cannot even agree on the history of research? New Testament Greek grammar is simply broken. And nobody seems interested in trying to fix it. So where do we go from here?
Pro-tips for surviving without alcohol in a barren land from Cyrus the Great.
This second post on predicate types and narrative structure applies the discussion from the previous post to English and then Greek examples
When we talk about the concepts of background and foreground, it needs to be emphasized that we are […]
Tense and aspect are central for narrative text. The perfective and imperfective aspect, particularly, are essential for how an author builds a narrative structure and signals to the reader the flow of the story.
Herein, we come to the end of our discussion of the semantics of σκύβαλον and how it relates to English taboo words.
This piece picks up from Obscenity in Paul? The Question of σκύβαλον, examining how the word σκύβαλον is used […]