Book Highlight: Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart by Francis G.H. Pang (Brill, 2016)

The study of the relationship between aspect and Aktionsart has for a long time been studied by linguists and grammarians. In general, the relationship between aspect and Aktionsart is understood as, either, they both belong to a similar grammatical/linguistic system or category, with Aktionsart, which is commonly understood as the “lexical aspect” or the “kind […]

The Bingham Colloquium on Linguistics and the Bible at McMaster Divinity College

Earlier this summer, McMaster Divinity College hosted its annual Bingham Colloquium, this year with the theme of Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospect and Prospects (last year’s summary on the theme of the gospel was reported by Hughson). The three major sub-topics were Linguistics, Translation, and Exegesis. As usual, several guests were invited to present papers […]

Third and Final Post on Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek

In this final post, I deal with chapters 6-10 of Campbell’s book (see Part One and Part Two). This final post might seem longer than the first two parts, and in fact is, because I found it necessary to say more about the chapters on discourse analysis. Chapter 6 focuses upon idiolect, genre, and register. […]

Why Linguistics Is Necessary for Interpreting the Biblical Text

I am a multilingual. My (chronologically) first language is Korean, because I grew up with Korean immigrant parents who knew little English. But English is my native language. I also took Spanish in high school and lived for most of my life in Los Angeles, so I can confidently say I speak broken Español. I […]

The Recently-Published Romans Commentary by Stanley E. Porter

The commentary that has arguably been the one of the most long-awaited is finally published and in print by Sheffield Phoenix Press. Our very own contributor to this blog, Stanley Porter, has written one of the most detailed commentaries on the letter to the Romans. He applies his knowledge and expertise in Greek linguistics to […]

A Review of Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek: Part Two

In this second post, I look at Chapters One to Five of Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek. (See Part One.) After a brief introduction that outlines the contents, need for, and uses of the book, Campbell offers a short history of study of Greek from the nineteenth century to the present. I agree […]

A Review of Constantine Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek: Part One

The idea for this book is theoretically a commendable one, and Campbell has written at a very elementary level—which is a good feature for those who genuinely do not have much acquaintance with the subject (however, those who really know the field will find that there is a lot of simplification). However, for such a […]