Natural Logic and the Greek Moods

The Nature of the Subjunctive and Optative in Classical Greek David Lightfoot. and hence to the PIE system. We shall end, however, by asking as many questions as we answer. These questions will arise from the detailed study of a ...

Natural Logic and the Greek Moods


New Testament Text and Language

428; D. Lightfoot, Natural Logic and the Greek Moods: The Nature of the Subjunctive and Optative in Classical Greek (The Hague: Mouton, 1975), p. 11. 49. Monro states that it is sometimes impossible to determine whether a form is future ...

New Testament Text and Language

The Sheffield Reader series collects the best articles on a specific topic from the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. The range of each volume reflects the breadth of the journal itself. Hence the reader will find groundbreaking studies that introduce new critical questions and move into fresh areas of enquiry, surveys of the state of play in a particular topic, and articles that engage with each other in specific debates. For undergraduates these books offer an invaluable critical introduction to a particular subject. More advanced students and scholars can use the volumes to find background material for their own area of interest, or to gain an overview of the research in an area outside their speciality.

Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch

Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference Trevor Vivian Evans, Research Officer Division of Humanities T V Evans ... Gonda's approach is described as “ manifestly false ' by D. Lightfoot , Natural Logic and the Greek Moods : The ...

Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch

This book is the first study of the Greek verb to address the entire Greek Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). It investigates the value of these translations' evidence for the history of the Greek language. The nature and degree of influence from the underlying Hebrew are comprehensively analysed. New conclusions are drawn.

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

(Plato, Euthpho a – ) These examples of the function of the Attic moods are neither exhaustive, nor exclusive: each mood can appear in other ... conducted by Lightfoot ( ) in his study Natural Logic and the Greek Moods.

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek

This book provides a thorough investigation of the expression of sentential negation in the history of Greek. It draws on both quantitative data from texts dating from three major stages of vernacular Greek (Attic Greek, Koine, and Late Medieval Greek), and qualitative data from all stages of the language, from Homeric Greek to Standard Modern Greek. Katerina Chatzopoulou accounts for the contrast between the two complementary negators found in Greek, referred to as a NEG1 and NEG2, in terms of the latter's sensitivity to nonveridicality, and explains the asymmetry observed in the diachronic development of the Greek negator system. The volume also sets out a new interpretation of Jespersen's cycle, which abstracts away from the morphosyntactic and phonological properties of the phenomenon and proposes instead that it is best understood in semantic terms. This approach not only explains the patterns observed in Greek, but also those found in other languages that deviate from the traditional description of Jespersen's cycle.

Verbal Aspect and Non indicative Verbs

J. Gonda , The Character of the Indo - European Moods , with Special Regard to Greek and Sanskrit ( Wiesbaden : Otto Harrassowitz , 1956 ) , 71 . David Lightfoot , Natural Logic and the Greek Moods : The Nature of the Subjunctive and ...

Verbal Aspect and Non indicative Verbs

Constantine R. Campbell continues the work begun in his previous volume, Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament. In this book, he investigates the function of verbal aspect in non-indicative Greek verbs, which are of great significance for the translation and exegesis of Biblical texts. Campbell demonstrates that the model developed in his first volume provides strong power of explanation for the workings of non-indicative verbs, and challenges some of the conclusions reached by previous scholarship.

The Greek Verb Revisited

Both Willmott, Moods of Homeric Greek and David Lightfoot, Natural Logic and the Greek Moods: The Nature of the Subjunctive and Optative in Classical Greek (The Hague: Mouton, 1975) conclude on the issue that the evidence is simply too ...

The Greek Verb Revisited

For the past 25 years, debate regarding the nature of tense and aspect in the Koine Greek verb has held New Testament studies at an impasse. The Greek Verb Revisited examines recent developments from the field of linguistics, which may dramatically shift the direction of this discussion. Readers will find an accessible introduction to the foundational issues, and more importantly, they will discover a way forward through the debate. Originally presented during a conference on the Greek verb supported by and held at Tyndale House and sponsored by the Faculty of Divinity of Cambridge University, the papers included in this collection represent the culmination of scholarly collaboration. The outcome is a practical and accessible overview of the Greek verb that moves beyond the current impasse by taking into account the latest scholarship from the fields of linguistics, Classics, and New Testament studies.

Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek

Lewis, D., (1979), 'Scorekeeping in a language game', Journal of philosophical logic 8, 339–59. Lightfoot, D., (1975), Natural logic and the Greek moods, The Hague/Paris. Lloyd, M., (20052), Euripides Andromache, Warminster.

Discourse Cohesion in Ancient Greek

Central in this volume of the 6th International Colloquium on Ancient Greek Linguistics is the question how cohesion is created in Ancient Greek texts. The contributions to the volume either discuss the various cohesive devices that occur in a specific text or focus on the use and function of a particular cohesion device in a larger corpus. Apart from the use of pronomina and particles, less standard cohesive devices, like the use of tense and the grammatical form of complements, are taken into consideration. The result is a volume that gives a good impression of recent research in the field of Greek linguistics, not only of interest for classical scholars, but also for general linguists interested in discourse coherence cnd cohesion. Contributors include: Rutger J. Allan, St phanie J. Bakker, Louis Basset, Anna Bonifazi, Annemieke Drummen, Marietje (A.M.) van Erp Taalman Kip, Coulter H. George, Luuk Huitink, Sander Orriens, Annemieke van der Plaat, Antonio Revuelta, Albert Rijksbaron and Gerry C. Wakker.

Studies in Greek Syntax

References Brody , M. ( 1995 ) Lexico - Logical Form : A Radically Minimalist Theory . MIT Press , Cambridge , Mass . ... Lightfoot , D. ( 1975 ) Natural Logic and the Greek Moods , Mouton de Gruyter , The Hague .

Studies in Greek Syntax

This volume contains thirteen studies on various aspects of Greek syntax, as well as a general introduction by the editors. In recent years, the study of Greek has become important for the development of generative theory. The various contributions to this volume demonstrate clearly how much the field of Greek syntax has grown both in range and depth. The topics investigated include the phrase structure of clauses and nominal phrases, clitics in standard Greek and in dialects, the licensing of negative polarity items, the nature of sentential operators, control, argument structure and compounds. The studies highlight the importance of Greek for the development of a satisfactory theory of comparative syntax.

Perspectives on the New Testament

Of special merit is the work of David Lightfoot in Natural Logic and the Greek Moods : The Nature of the Subjunctive and Optative in Classical Greek.Si He devotes a chapter to complementation , the same topic I pursued in Hellenistic ...

Perspectives on the New Testament


Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament

Revised by Henry Stuart Jones and Roderick McKenzie. 9th rev. ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996. Liddicoat, Anthony J. An Introduction to Conversation Analysis. New York: Continuum, 2007. Lightfoot, David. Natural Logic and the Greek Moods.

Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament

While there are almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament, many commentators, pastors, and students skip over the questions for more ‘theological’ verses or worse they convert questions into statements to mine them for what they are saying theologically. However, this is not the way questions in the Greek New Testament work, and it overlooks the rhetorical importance of questions and how they were used in the ancient world. Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament is a helpful and thorough examination of questions in the Greek New Testament, seen from the standpoint of grammatical, semantic, and linguistic analysis, with special emphasis on their rhetorical effects. It includes charts, tools, and lists that explain and categorize the almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament. Thus, the user is able to go to the section in the book dealing with the type of question they are studying and find the exegetical parameters needed to understand that question. Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament offers vibrant examples of all the major categories of questions to aid the reader in grasping how questions work in the Greek New Testament. Special emphasis is given to the way questions persuade and influence readers of the Greek New Testament.

New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity

In Britain , interest in Classical Greek phonology which draws upon advances in linguistic research has been ... are used adopts a Generative Semantics method : Natural Logic and the Greek Moods ( Janua Linguarum , series practica 230 ...

New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity

This series seeks to keep New Testament and early church researchers, teachers, and students abreast of emerging documentary evidence by reproducing and reviewing recently published Greek inscriptions and papyri that illumine the context in which the Christian church developed. Produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, the New Docs volumes broaden the context of biblical studies and other related fields and provide a better understanding of the historical and social milieus of early Christianity.

Linguistic essays

In Britain , interest in Classical Greek phonology which draws upon advances in linguistic research has been revived largely ... method : Natural Logic and the Greek Moods ( Janua Linguarum , series practica 230 ; The Hague , 1975 ) .

Linguistic essays


Generative Grammar without Transformations

Natural Logic and the Greek Moods (Mouton, The Hague). Lightfoot, D. (1976). “Trace Theory and Twice-Moved NPs,” in Linguistic Inquiry 7, pp. 559-582. Lightfoot, D. (1979). Principles of Diachronic Syntax (Cambridge University Press, ...

Generative Grammar without Transformations


Text in a Whirlwind

Natural Logic and the Greek Moods: The Nature of the Subjunctive and Optative in Classical Greek (The Hague: Mouton). Saint Paul's Epistle to the Phillipians (London: Macmillan). Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (London: Macmillan) ...

Text in a Whirlwind

Holmes examines four exegetical devices employed by all sides in the debate on 1 Tim. 2.9-15, proposing that together they create a 'whirlwind' effect which obscures the text's meaning. She concludes that (1) the immediate context is general, not ecclesial; (2) background often reconstructed from passages elsewhere in the Pastorals is misleading; (3) comparison with 1 Cor. 14.34-35 can similarly mislead; and (4) the conjunction gar ('for') has been allowed unduly to dominate interpretation. The writer of the letter, it is argued, has been misunderstood since very early in the Christian era, his intention having been simply to moderate women's everyday behaviour in ways that parallel the behaviour he requires of men.

Introduction to Indo European Linguistics

See Schwyzer , GG i , 790f .; Leumann ?, 573f .; Hahn , Subjunctive 59 ; D. Lightfoot , Natural Logic and the Greek Moods , 1975 ; Scherer , Fachtagung 4 , 1973 , 99–106 . 2 A different view in Lazzeroni ( below , 9.3.1.3 n . 8 ) .

Introduction to Indo European Linguistics

First published in 1970 in Germany, this is a revised and enlarged English translation of what remains the standard introduction to the subject. Each section contains a detailed bibliography.

Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics Stanford March 26 30 1979

However, every construction represented exists in actual Greek and Latin texts, so that none of the arguments herein is based on nonoccurring sentence types. A counterproposal to this Raising ... Natural logic and the Greek moods.

Papers from the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics  Stanford  March 26   30 1979

The studies in this volume are revised versions of a selection from the papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, held at Stanford University on 26–30 March 1979. Papers at this conference, and in this volume, treat aspects of all current topics in historical linguistics, including topics that are only recently considered relevant, such as acquisition, structure, and language use.

Papers from the 4th International Conference on Historical Linguistics

However, every construction represented exists in actual Greek and Latin texts, so that none of the arguments herein is based on nonoccurring sentence types. 3A counterproposal to this Raising ... Natural logic and the Greek moods ...

Papers from the 4th International Conference on Historical Linguistics

The studies in this volume are revised versions of a selection from the papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, held at Stanford University on 26 30 March 1979. Papers at this conference, and in this volume, treat aspects of all current topics in historical linguistics, including topics that are only recently considered relevant, such as acquisition, structure, and language use.