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... Continue Reading →

Looking toward the future of our grammar writing endeavors, we would like to get a better grasp of where the state of knowledge for the average Greek student/scholar. You can help us. If we can get good results, we'll put together a few more polls that deal with more specific issues. Your participation will help... Continue Reading →

Robert Crellin's Ph.D. dissertation is now available in monograph form at an incredibly reasonable price (retail of $40, currently $33 on Amazon) in the Publications of the Philological Society Series. The syntax and semantics of the perfect active in literary Koine Greek (Amazon) It's an excellent piece of research. He and I have some differences... Continue Reading →

David A. Black, in his Sunday morning blog post (you'll need to scroll for it--April 23, 8:30AM) mused about the possibility of hosting a Greek linguistics conference at Southern Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He asked for feedback on the idea and since I was mentioned in the post directly, I thought I should take a moment and provide... Continue Reading →

I recently got an e-mail notification that Robert Beekes'* (2010)  Etymological Dictionary of Greek has received quite a dramatic price drop on its Logos.com prepublication page (link). Going from over $500 downs down to a much more comfortable $105. This price change on the part of Logos.com moves their pricing from that of the hardcover edition's $550 (Amzon for... Continue Reading →

Martin Haspelmath has an interesting piece about the intersection between grammar writing and typology on his website, responding to a recent article in the journal Linguistic Typology: Should descriptive grammars be “typologically informed”, and what does this mean? The thrust of the post is probably this quote here: "While the language documenter’s and describer’s work... Continue Reading →

This evening, I posted a new page on the website, providing the current table of contents of my wife and I's in-progress reference grammar.

There's a detailed review of the Greek Verb Revisited on Amazon. It's exciting to see the positive response the volume is getting. Of course, I disagree with a few of his points across a variety of the chapters (including my own), but that should be unsurprising. It's a big book with plenty of room for discussion. I certainly... Continue Reading →

I could have sworn that I had mentioned Lars Nordgren's book, Greek Interjections Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics at some point before, but apparently not. I can't find the post. In any case, his book received a detailed review in the latest issue of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review by Coulter George: Lars Nordgren, Greek Interjections:... Continue Reading →

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