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 →

To use a definite article is to say to your audience: "I know what I'm talking about and I think you know what I'm talking about, too." Your audience can correct you and say, "Nope, no clue. I can't identify what you're talking about." But if they don't, you as a speaker feel comfortable proceeding... Continue Reading →

Chris & Kris, who blog about the intersection of biblical studies and linguistics at Old School Script have posted an interview with me as a kick off to a new series of interviews that they're putting together. Scholars in Press: An Interview with Mike Aubrey

Here's a recently completed Ph.D. Dissertation posted on Academia.edu. Thought you might be interested: The loss of the genitive in the diachrony of Greek

I don't think I'll have time for posting this week, so I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I have two or three posts on the burner that should be finished fairly soon after Christmas, though, so you can expect some more reading soon. One post will be my comments & response to... Continue Reading →

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