Ken M. Penner wrote:MAubrey wrote:Funk is easily the first *teaching* grammar that uses surrounding literature consistently.
I don't want to cast any shadows on Funk's work, but I want to avoid providing the impression that Funk's BIGHG uses non-biblical literature frequently. BIGHG's abundant examples from the Greek New Testament far exceed any from the Apostolic Fathers, and I don't recall seeing any from beyond these two corpora.
Funk wrote:Robert Funk wrote:It had been my original intention to draw far more on texts outside the New Testament and Apostolic Fathers than has in fact been the case. If it proves possible to reduce a significant number of Greek sentences to a code that can be manipulated by a computer, it will be easily possible to work with a much larger body of data. In that case, the promise of the title (hellenistic Greek) will come to fulfillment; as it stands, it is more promise than achievement.
"Consistent" probably isn't the right word. Okay, so may it isn't the right word at all. At the very least, Funk did more than any other teaching grammar to date that I am aware of.