[B-Greek] structuralism & Robert W. Funk 2nd Ed.
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jun 28 14:09:34 EDT 2007
On Jun 28, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Oun Kwon wrote:
> On 6/10/07, Carl W. Conrad <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu> wrote:
>> So where and when is the "great white light"
>> going to dawn on Biblical Greek pedagogy?
>> I honestly can't see anything on the horizon,
>> and I think we're going to have to
>> make do for some time to come with those tools
>> that we have found most useful up to the present.
>> Carl W. Conrad
> Is it conceivable to produce a textbook by a committee, as a bible
> translation by a committee, rather than by a single author? It seems
> to be possible to reach an (ideal) goal as you wished.
Can you imagine any committee constituted of -- to pick an arbitrary
number -- 7 (seven) B-Greekers coming to agreement over enough items
of fundamental grammar to compose a textbook in Biblical Greek? On
the off-chance that I were chosen to be one of them, I doubt I'd find
a single person who would agree with me about how to present the
topic of voice. I think there would be similar problems on treatment
of aspect. And just supposing that all seven are linguists, do you
think you could get them to speak/write the same language?
My last best hopes were on the Hellenistic Greek Grammar project that
was sponsored by Westar Institute and chaired by Darryl Schmidit.
Robert Funk and Darryl Schmidt have both passed away, but the project
was dead before them.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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