Category: Argument Structure

Verbal Semantics in Ancient Greek Possessive Constructions with eînai

Journal of Greek Linguistics

In 2015 Maria Carmela Benvenuto and Flavia Pompeo published an article in the Journal of Greek Linguistics with the title above. The theoretical framework they use is Construction Grammar. The version of “Ancient Greek” they examine spans from Homer… Read More

New Testament Verbs of Communication

I have added Paul Danove’s New Testament Verbs of Communication: A Case Frame and Exegetical Study to the bibliography. Danove has been developing his Case Frame analysis since the mid 1990s, and along the way he has contributed significantly to… Read More

Dissertation Idea? Case and Infinitival Clauses

I’ve been reading Christina Sevdali’s 2007 dissertation, Infinitival Clauses in Ancient Greek: Overt and Null Subjects, the Role of Case and Focus. She deals primarily with Classical Greek, but delves into some Modern Greek data as well, but… Read More

Danove: Distinguishing Goal and Locative Complements

You can read Paul Danove’s article ““Distinguishing Goal and Locative Complements of New Testament Verbs of Transference” [Filologíá Neotestamentaria. Vol. 20 (2007) 51-66] online at Biblical Studies on the Web, Filologia Neotestamentaria.

Argument Structure of ἀγαπάω

Simon Wong’s A Classification of Semanti Case-Relations in the Pauline Epistles lists the Case Frame (Argument Structure) of ἀγαπάω as [Event: EXPERIENCER, COMPLEMENT/PATIENT]. I think this argument structure is quite appropriate for the English word “love,” but I’m… Read More

Greek Argument Structure

How should verbs be treated in a reference grammar of Hellenistic Greek? What syntactic and discourse information should be included in the lexicon? Argument Structure Theory can provide helpful suggestions.

Greek Verb Phrase?

I would like to thank Michael Aubrey for his comments on the the lack of usefulness of the category VP (Verb Phrase) for describing Ancient Greek. In particular, he challenged some comments that I made in Levels of… Read More