Continuing on with my summary of the papers presented at SEBTS's Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference, April 25th and April 26th, 2019. My summaries of the papers from the first day, April 25th are here: SEBTS Linguistics and NT Greek Recap, April 25. Promptly at 7:30 Saturday morning, Dr. Con Campbell took up the... Continue Reading →
The weekend at Southeastern Theological Seminary's Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference was a whirlwind of activity, fascinating papers and plenty of excellent conversation. I thought it might be useful to give a brief summary of each of the papers that was presented. The sessions began on Friday afternoon with Dr. Stanley Porter. He gave... Continue Reading →
In preparing for the SEBTS conference, Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate, I ended up rehashing some of my old analysis of the prefect, revolving around transitivity and event structure. In my early work, the main pattern that stood out to me was that a huge number of state verbs... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago I put a poll up on Twitter and another one on Facebook, asking whether people thought that a particular verb had the perfect as part of its inflectional paradigm.