Upon reading the article, it turns out that Crellin's attention is largely critical and negative, but he does praise some parts of Campbell's book.Abstract wrote:This review treats both Campbell’s book Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek speciﬁcally as well as his view of verbal aspect in Greek more generally. In the assessment of the latter, two points receive particular attention: (a) his desire to replace tense with spatial proximity/remoteness as the underlying semantic category encoded by the indicative, and (b) his identiﬁcation of the perfect with imperfective aspect.
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The December 2012 issue of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament has a review article on Constantine Campbell's book, The Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek by Robert Crellin.
Stephen C. Carlson, Ph.D.
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