This piece was originally published in 2017. I decided to republish it after expanding its discussion. There’s a […]
In a brief discussion published earlier this year, I noted, “Not all Greek verbs inflect as perfects.” I […]
“Verbal Aspect Theory” and its companion “Aktionsart Theory” are both phrases that need to be reconsidered. The way it gets used by NT grammarians is anachronistic and leads to misreadings of the grammatical literature.
My copy of the Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek arrived in the mail last week. Since then I […]
But there’s a far simpler explanation of the data that does not need Porter’s overwrought prominence model.
Telicity tests and syntactic diagnostics are surprisingly relevant for understanding the semantics of the Ancient Greek perfect.
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?
Dahl (1985, 138; 2000, 9-10) describes to a hierarchy of usage for perfects across languages. The hierarchy lays out […]
Porter, Stanley. 2015. Linguistic analysis of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. This review is […]
The papers from the Greek Verb Conference in Cambridge last year aren’t only going to be digital through […]