Telicity tests and syntactic diagnostics are surprisingly relevant for understanding the semantics of the Ancient Greek perfect.
Editor's note: This interview originally appeared at Old School Script on February 23rd, 2015. Education: I received a BA in Biblical Languages at Moody Bible Institute in 2007. Since then, my wife and I have been actively preparing for service with SIL/Wycliffe Bible Translators as a linguist. We completed certificates in applied linguistics in 2008 as... Continue Reading →
Many New Testament scholars look at language typology with suspicion. Some believe that using typological studies is dangerous because they have the potential to mislead the scholar to draw conclusions about Greek grammar not from the internal structure of the language, but instead the structure of other languages. I would like to suggest that is... Continue Reading →
This is probably of limited interest those who read this blog. Still, I've been looking for this book for over five years now. I was pleased to find that the editors have uploaded the entire volume to Academia.edu. Guerrero, Ibáñez Cerda, and Belloro (2009) Studies in Role and Reference Grammar Studies in Role and Reference... Continue Reading →
The purpose of this second post (for the first post, see here: Challenges in language analysis: thesis prefatory material) is to provide some introduction to my analysis and provide some background for the conclusions at which I arrived. In a sense, this is the narrative of the inductive process by which I came to my... Continue Reading →
I have put a lot of thought into how language analysis in Greek is normally done, especially with reference to the Greek perfect on which I wrote my thesis I wanted to provide some context for what I did and why I did it. That’s the purpose of this article and the next. There have... Continue Reading →
For those who skipped over the nonsensically long post before this one, I successfully defended my thesis on August 26th and passed pending the correction of my excessive typos...which I then fixed correctly. No other revisions. I will be uploading it to Academia.edu at some point this fall once I finish my current blog series... Continue Reading →