clause constituent order

From: Ian Scott (
Date: Fri Apr 17 1998 - 01:10:03 EDT

Ian Scott

Hello. I'm wondering whether anyone knows of work done (published or
otherwise) on clause constituent order (i.e. subject, verb, object) in NT
Greek. I keep wanting to give semantic value to certain constituent
orders, as if something is "fronted", but have been unsure about what work
has been done to established what the "unmarked" order is in different
contexts. If others haven't done it, I've already started cataloguing the
frequency of different patterns with an eye to determining the most
common order and looking for syntactical similarities among the anomolous
clauses. Obviously, though, if someone has already done this work it
would save me a lot of time and grief. I know S. E. Porter published an
article in 92 in Filologia Neotestamentica in which he bemoaned the fact
that no one had done it yet, but someone may have taken up his challenge.
Any ideas?



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