Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Grammars

Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Grammars

Postby cwconrad » May 12th, 2011, 9:14 am

I think we ought to make a distinction between
(a) those instructional works that we ordinarily call "textbooks" or even "primers" but perhaps including "intermediate" or "second-year" textbooks. We ought also to distinguish Biblical Koine textbooks from Classical Attic or Homeric textbooks.
Among the Biblical textbooks I would include Funk and Goetchius, Machen, Mounce, Croy, etc.
Among the Classicall Attic textbooks I would include Athenaze, JACT Reading Greek, Chase & Phillips, Crosby & Sheaffer, Mastronarde, Hansen & Quinn, etc.
Among the Homeric textbooks, I would include Clyde Pharr and Benner's Selections from the Iliad.

(b) reference grammars that are to be consulted in the process of exploring particular questions, especially morphological and syntactical, arising in reading or research
Here I would include especially H.W. Smyth's Greek Grammar, Blass-Debrunner-Funk (BDF),A.T. Robertson, Wallace (GGBB), Brooks & Winbery, etc.
Carl W. Conrad
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Re: Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Gramma

Postby mwpalmer » May 26th, 2011, 5:40 pm

Should we start a separate thread for discussing introductory/intermediate grammars and reference grammars? They do address very different needs.
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Re: Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Gramma

Postby Jonathan Robie » May 26th, 2011, 5:55 pm

Sure - go for it!
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Re: Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Gramma

Postby mwpalmer » May 26th, 2011, 8:45 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:Sure - go for it!


I would love to do that, but I can't find the way to do it. How do I create a new forum with the name "Beginning and Intermediate Grammars"? Better said, how do I split this forum into two with the titles "Beginning and Intermediate Grammars" and "Reference Grammars"?
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Re: Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Gramma

Postby Louis L Sorenson » May 26th, 2011, 10:30 pm

Beginning grammars have their own topic in the Teaching and Learning forum. We could create a separate two subforums under Grammars. Is that what we need? We don't really want to reduplicate content. But the most intuitive organization would be best.
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Re: Textbooks (Introductory, Secondary) and Reference Gramma

Postby mwpalmer » May 27th, 2011, 4:00 pm

Perhaps both topics should be addressed there, with a link from the Books forum.
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