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by David M. Miller
October 15th, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Morphology of οἶδα
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Morphology of οἶδα

Why does the stem of οἶδα change from οιδ in the perfect indicative to ειδ in the perfect subjunctive?
by David M. Miller
September 24th, 2015, 1:08 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1

There has indeed been a tendency to treat these principles as rules, but they simply don't work. Perhaps I should add that this is all pretty new to me. As I try the theory on for size, I find it helps to treat the principles as rules. Otherwise, I am liable to continue reading as I always have. Ac...
by David M. Miller
September 23rd, 2015, 11:43 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1

I suppose we should analyze each different kind of “marker” in a text, label it with appropriate linguistic terms, and show how it bears on the text. But this sort of analysis is too much for my brain to process. Too many details. Instead, I would add up the verbal aspect choices, the conjunctions,...
by David M. Miller
September 22nd, 2015, 12:24 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1

The historical present ἐκβάλλει εἰς τὴν ἔρημον seems consistent with Jesus' testing in the wilderness as an event of at least equal importance with his baptism and his arrival in Galilee. The historical present highlights the Spirit's propulsion of Jesus into the wilderness as an event of importanc...
by David M. Miller
September 18th, 2015, 6:41 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1

Asking students to do things like telling a story using past imperfectives, or trying to do most *anything* with simple presents, illustrates how certain forms really lend themselves to certain discourse functions over others. There has indeed been a tendency to treat these principles as rules, but...
by David M. Miller
September 18th, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1

I appreciate the push back on wording from Stirling and Steven, although it still seems to me that 'signaling' (drawn from p. 130 in Steven's Discourse Grammar ) can serve as shorthand for the way in which "the nature of imperfective aspect and the requirements of narrative" combine "to convey offli...
by David M. Miller
September 17th, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Mainline, Background and Historical Present in Mark 1

I am trying to make sense of Mark 1:12-13 in light of the discussions of foreground, background and historical present in Runge, Levinsohn, etc.: 12 Καὶ εὐθὺς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτὸν ἐκβάλλει εἰς τὴν ἔρημον. 13 καὶ ἦν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τεσσεράκοντα ἡμέρας πειραζόμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ, καὶ ἦν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων, καὶ ο...
by David M. Miller
December 26th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Paul Nitz: Communicative Greek in Malawi
Replies: 23
Views: 4458

Re: Paul Nitz: Communicative Greek in Malawi

χαῖρε Παῦλε!

I am curious about how much GNT reading your students do. Can you comment on how your current students' reading facility compares to students that you taught before you started using a communicative approach?

David
by David M. Miller
December 25th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: HermeneutiX: a software tool for semantic structure analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 7308

Re: HermeneutiX: a software tool for semantic structure anal

mickz wrote: so far I have only German material available. But I'm working on getting the rights to use some of the English materials I have.
Thanks Michael. Could you point me to the German material as well?

David
by David M. Miller
December 20th, 2013, 6:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: HermeneutiX: a software tool for semantic structure analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 7308

Re: HermeneutiX: a software tool for semantic structure anal

MAubrey wrote:Just curious, but what motivated you to choose SSA?
The program looks very simple and intuitive, but I'm not familiar with Semantic Structure Analysis. Can anyone point me to a simple how-to guide (with examples)?

Thanks,

David