Introduction to Word Order with Paul Kroeger (Part 1 of Word Order)

May 13, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Paul Kroeger about the basics of word order. Paul Kroeger has worked in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. His research has mostly dealt with the syntax of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages. He currently teaches graduate-level courses in … Read More

Basic Pragmatics Concepts (Part 4 of Biblical Language Linguistics)  

April 8, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares core concepts that are essential for doing the task of pragmatics. Introduction Outline Conventional and Conversational Implicatures Speech Acts, Illocutionary Act, and Sentential Mood Common Ground and Presupposition a. I have a cat, and I had to bring … Read More

Basic Syntax Concepts (Part 3 of Biblical Language Linguistics) 

April 8, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares core concepts that are essential for doing the task of syntax. Introduction Outline Key terms: Phonetic and logical form Key terms: Heads and phrases Key terms: Arguments and adjuncts Key terms: Complements and specifiers Arguments may have different … Read More

Basic Morphology Concepts (Part 2 of Biblical Language Linguistics)

April 15, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares core concepts that are essential for understanding morphology. Introduction Outline Derivational vs. Inflectional Morphology Derivational Morphology: Roots Similarity in root does not predict similarity in meaning, e.g. journal vs. journey. But sometimes it does, e.g. journalism vs. journalist. … Read More

Basic Semantic Concepts (Part 1 of Biblical Language Linguistics)

April 8, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast Share this Post In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso shares six core concepts that are essential for doing the task of semantics. Introduction Six Core Concepts Functional vs. Lexical Morphemes Compositionality Entailment vs. Implicature Meaning vs. Use Sense vs. Reference Truth-conditions Conclusion Show notes The Formal Semantics of … Read More