Semantic Gradiance in Middle Lexemes

Transitivity isn't a binary thing. You can scale it across usage. This is clear in things like lexical semantics. Consider the middle instances of φοβέω, for example. ἐφοβήθησαν δὲ ἀκούσαντες ὅτι Ῥωμαῖοί εἰσιν, they grew afraid when they heard they were Roman citizens (Acts 16:38). ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν· They were greatly terrified (they feared [with... Continue Reading →

Verb Conference GoFundMe Update

We passed the $500 mark last week. The response and kindness expressed by everyone has been pretty incredible. Some gifts have come in independently of GoFundMe and, as a result, I have reduced the total goal again to $2100.  That means Rachel and I are 1/4th of the way there. In conjunction with what we are receiving in 'official' conference funding,... Continue Reading →

Amazing Response Already – Thank you Everyone

Rachel's jaw dropped when she saw the generosity that readers and friends have demonstrated since yesterday. It looks like I'll be blogging about at least one presentation from the conference. And perhaps, I should lower the bar, too, so that every $200, I'll blog a presentation. That puts the next one within striking distance at $65 more.... Continue Reading →

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