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by Matthew Longhorn
June 6th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance Theory and the Greek Article - personal study thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Relevance Theory and the Greek Article - personal study thoughts

It will be a long project - anticipating being over a year based on previous ones that I have done.
Glad you don’t think it is daft!
by Matthew Longhorn
June 6th, 2018, 2:58 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance Theory and the Greek Article - personal study thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Relevance Theory and the Greek Article - personal study thoughts

Hi all, looking for some feedback on whether you think the outline below is a worthwhile avenue of exploration for a personal study. Go gentle, I am just at the beginning stage of thinking it through right now, and have necessarily oversimplified things below for the sake of space. That includes not...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 4th, 2018, 3:33 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Stirling, I like what Stephen Carlson stated - that proponents of “choice equals meaning” are not necessarily restricted to conscious choice. The way that I understand an RT modular view our communication is typically fast, automatic and therefore not necessarily consciously chosen (unless reflectio...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 3rd, 2018, 4:56 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

I guess for me mantra isn’t necessarily a negative term, just one that is often seen. I am looking at it from the perspective of someone like me with limited educational background and certainly no linguistics training. Hearing “choice implies meaning” could lead to some fairly interesting exegetica...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 2nd, 2018, 5:21 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

I guess mantra is an acceptable term depending on what you mean by “choice” It seems that I often use words which I have other options that could have been used in their place. Sometimes I even embarrassingly find myself having used a word that I know fits, but actually have to go look it up to make...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 1st, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Not going to lie, I winced at that pun. So it doesn’t mean that it is a choice that is made in order to bring about one rather than another effect? Hayes is in effect stating that in Koine they would be able to produce a restrictive modification / non restrictive by use of adjectives? If that is the...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 1st, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: A new book on how to do accents "Basics of Biblical Greek Acccents
Replies: 0
Views: 242

A new book on how to do accents "Basics of Biblical Greek Acccents

I have just received a copy of the newly published book Basics of Biblical Greek Accents by John A. L. Lee. It was literally only made available for sale yesterday (at least here in the UK) so thought I would let folks know that it is out as I am guessing not everyone is scouring Amazon for new Gree...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 1st, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Thanks for the links Jonathan, I will check those links out later for better understanding on strategies. Also, thanks for pointing me to his summary. It didn't really clarify the "strategy" question, but did lead to some better understanding of his position that will help me as I go through the res...
by Matthew Longhorn
June 1st, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Just read the rest of your response. Sorry - only saw the link at first.

Definitely the accessibility hierarchy is a key point and his overall analysis is heavily context dependent keeping that in his sight. Really it is just the notion of “strategy” that I am struggling with.