The introductory volume on linguistics and exegesis to which I contributed two chapters is finally in print. Linguistics […]
Morten H. Christiansen & Nick Chater published an excellent article in Nature yesterday: Toward an integrated science of language. This […]
There is a lot of significant work on Ancient Greek that came out in the 19th century. Some of it was by native Greek speakers. The challenge is that during that period, the politics of language in Greece was a source of constant debate and argument. Many times the ancient language was used as a meant to prop up one’s understanding the modern one. I picked up this book last year and only recently started reading it. It has been an extremely helpful book and has given insight into the various forces that can have an effect on grammar writing, even when you are seeking to be as objective as possible.
And it’s a stern reminder: Even academic work is not done in a vacuum and it cannot escape the political climate in which it is produced.
“The habitual association of radical elements, grammatical elements, words, and sentences with concepts or groups of concepts related […]
In the 1970s, Joan Bresnan and Ronald Kaplan took a hard look at where Chomsky’s ideas were headed and did not like what they saw.
This excerpt is from my chapter, “Linguistic issues in Biblical Greek,” in Lexham Methods: Linguistics & Exegesis. It’s published […]
This is part one of a multi-part series. Part II is: A brief history of syntactic theory: Parallel-contraint based […]
What’s the difference and how do they relate? Pragmatics is a sort of funny thing. On the one hand, […]
Porter, Stanley. 2015. Linguistic analysis of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. This review is […]
If you were going to be writing a summary/introductory discussion of New Testament studies for people who aren’t […]