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by Stirling Bartholomew
September 23rd, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

You can't expect understand this stuff if you keep reading Wallace. He speaks a private metalanguage known only to himself and his followers. Wallace didn't contribute to the 2015 verb conference. That's where you want to go to understand the stuff. I think the title is the Greek verb revisited . Re...
by Stirling Bartholomew
September 23rd, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

WAnderson wrote:
September 23rd, 2017, 6:02 pm
OK, well I guess that puts me back at square one. Thank you for your responses.
Right away, Mike gave you the correct answer, after that things got obscure. This is known to happen.
by Stirling Bartholomew
September 21st, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

I see this thread has progressed. I will go ahead and post understanding that my comments are somewhat superfluous at this point. *************** There are different paths you can follow to study Greek. Half of the resources you listed represent but a single path. That path is worn down from centuri...
by Stirling Bartholomew
September 20th, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

What Mike said is the proper starting point. {snip} Linguistically, aspect is basically divided into two kinds, (1) a lexical-semantic grid that works with the semantics and valency of the semantics of each individual verb, and (2) a viewpoint aspect as morpho-syntactic categories that present an "...
by Stirling Bartholomew
August 15th, 2017, 12:02 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Semantics and Pragmatics

I am now reading a good article by R. Buth, one of two contributions he made to the Verb Conference book. Randall Buth, “ Participles as a Pragmatic Choice: Where Semantics Meets Pragmatics ” This is worth reading. I got bogged down in details today because he used a future participle as an example ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
August 11th, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Semantics and Pragmatics

And you can't remember where? I'd like to read that. Christopher Fresch in his critique of Decker, Cambell on “uncancelable semantic ... vs. pragmatic” see his discussion of Polysemy[1] starts on page 397 and reaches a discourse peak in a Realized Ultimate Reality Footnote [2] on page 400 n77 where...
by Stirling Bartholomew
August 10th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Semantics and Pragmatics

I have been reading too much technical stuff lately and my mind is fogged. No matter how many times I run across the word pragmatic , on some days, I just stop reading at that word and ask what on earth the author is trying to do with that word. Doesn't matter who I am reading, Buth this morning. Au...
by Stirling Bartholomew
August 10th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Χάρις καὶ ειρήνη
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Χάρις καὶ ειρήνη

Greetings Ryan, I would assume your NT Greek students are new to the subject and therefore untainted by exposure to the historically dominate seminary greek framework. That gives you an opportunity to improve on the past. I have been getting updated on greek aspectology in the last several weeks. On...
by Stirling Bartholomew
August 8th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: Towards clarity: Defining Christian "disciple-making" (το μαθητευειν) from a purely lexical-contextual perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Towards clarity: Defining Christian "disciple-making" (το μαθητευειν) from a purely lexical-contextual perspective

Solomon, If you want to find out what the NT has to say about what it means to be a disciple you might be better off focusing on the exegesis of narratives where we see Jesus making disciples. The John 21 narrative demonstrates a crisis in discipleship. Peter has apostatized and lead a group with hi...
by Stirling Bartholomew
August 7th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: Towards clarity: Defining Christian "disciple-making" (το μαθητευειν) from a purely lexical-contextual perspective
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Towards clarity: Defining Christian "disciple-making" (το μαθητευειν) from a purely lexical-contextual perspective

While a componential analysis of μαθητευω and cognates would be on topic for this forum. IMO, your main question sounds something like biblical theology which in my way of thinking isn't driven by lexical semantics . Didn't James Barr talk about that over half a century ago? More and more people are...