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by serunge
October 12th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: use of ἀλλά in James 2:8
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: use of ἀλλά in James 2:8

Hi MAymer, Sorry for the confusion caused by my statement in the grammar. As Barry rightly said, this is a tough passage. In discussing this with Stephen Levinsohn in preparation for an ETS presentation in 2013(?), he helped me recognize the different layers in play here. The first unit is 14–17 tha...
by serunge
January 19th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Who is getting the captcha screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Re: Who is getting the captcha screen?

I get it each time I use my saved credentials.
by serunge
January 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 2 questions on Eph 3:14-19
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: 2 questions on Eph 3:14-19

I'd second Barry on question 1 regarding possible cataphoric reference. My charting takes 3:13 as signaling the close of a digression begun in 3:2, and takes 3:14 as the resumption of the theme suspended in 3:1. If there is a viable option for an anaphoric reading versus cataphoric, I'd recommend gi...
by serunge
September 27th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6101

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

Hi Tim, Here are a couple quotes that you will undoubtedly need to follow up on in order to fully understand the argument, but both specifically address the question you ask from different angles, both demonstrating that Campbell's solution is questionable. "5.3 Analysis of Procedural Character Thir...
by serunge
August 23rd, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6101

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

Hi Tim, There is a somewhat older article that does a nice job of tracing the history of the idea of markedness that would be worth skimming, available for download here: http://www.academia.edu/749962/1989_Markedness_theory_the_first_150_years The minuses can be deceiving, but Anderson does a nice ...
by serunge
August 22nd, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: History of εις and εν
Replies: 4
Views: 2964

Re: History of εις and εν

One of the big problems with the grammars' treatment is a naive treatment of some principles. For example, εν is not supposed to occur with verbs of motion, that would be εις, right? Typically that is true, except when the εν prepositional phrase occurs at the beginning of the clause and sets the pa...
by serunge
July 31st, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 2223

Re: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4

I’d strongly recommend against thinking of the historical present (HP) as a highlighting device and instead to think more concretely about what it signals. This was one of the most difficult chapter to write in my discourse grammar. The first version was flatly rejected as wrong by Carl Conrad, and ...
by serunge
February 28th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7
Replies: 12
Views: 6044

Re: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7

So Steve, assuming that your reading of the text is valid in all its particulars, what difference does it make? Should we draw different conclusions from the more traditional grammatical and syntactical reading of the text? If so, what? You ask a good question, Barry. I would say it does not make a...
by serunge
February 26th, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7
Replies: 12
Views: 6044

Re: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7

A number of people have commented they do not consider what I do to qualify as ‘discourse analysis’ because it does not move above the sentence level. I will leave that to you to decide.
by serunge
February 26th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7
Replies: 12
Views: 6044

Re: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7

Hi Mitch, I can already hear the grumblings about how metalanguage is the problem here, so note my purpose is not to explain or defend it. You are using the terms I defined at the outset of the essay, but do not expect them to be universally understood or adopted here. The key question I was trying ...

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