Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications / Edition 2

Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek: A Survey of Basic Concepts and Applications / Edition 2

by David Alan Black
     
 

Introduces Greek students to the field of linguistics and shows how its findings can increase their understanding of the New Testament.See more details below

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Introduces Greek students to the field of linguistics and shows how its findings can increase their understanding of the New Testament.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801020162
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Preface to the Second Editionxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1Introducing Linguistics: The Landscape and the Quest1
Why Study Linguistics?1
What Is a Linguist?4
What Is Linguistics?5
How Do Linguists Go About Their Work?5
How Does Linguistics Differ from Traditional Grammar?12
How Do Linguists Characterize Language?15
How Is Linguistics Related to Other Fields?18
Suggestions for Further Reading22
2Phonology: The Sounds of Greek23
Language as Sound23
The Speech Process24
Phonetics: How Sounds Are Made25
Phonemics: Sounds as System40
Common Phonological Processes in Greek42
Why Study Phonology?51
Suggestions for Further Reading52
3Morphology: The Anatomy of Greek Words53
The Concept of the Morpheme53
The Greek Morphological System58
Why Study Morphology?91
Suggestions for Further Reading94
4Syntax: The Architecture of the Greek Sentence96
Structure and Content Words97
Immediate Constituent Analysis100
Greek Sentence Patterns102
Expanding the Greek Sentence106
Transformations114
Suggestions for Further Reading118
5Semantics: Determining Meaning120
Etymology121
Word and Concept123
General and Secondary Meanings124
Synonyms, Hyponyms, and Opposites125
Semantic Classes128
Ambiguity129
Denotation and Connotation130
Idioms131
Rhetorical Language132
Semantic Change136
Analyzing Discourse138
Suggestions for Further Reading141
6Historical and Comparative Linguistics: The Biography of Greek143
The Indo-European Family of Languages144
The Story of Greek149
Major Characteristics of Koine Greek156
English and Greek162
Suggestions for Further Reading168
7Discourse Analysis: Getting the Big Picture170
Exemplar: The Discourse Structure of Philippians172
The Primary Text-Sequences of Philippians173
The Primary Sub-Sequences of Philippians176
Summary: The Discourse Structure of Philippians191
Conclusion196
Suggestions for Further Reading197
Postscript199
Subject Index203
Scripture Index213

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