Research Ideas

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Jul 12 13:11:16 EDT 1999


At 8:28 AM -0700 7/12/99, clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
>> My question is, if you had all
>> the time in the world and unlimited resources what question or issue and
>> greek grammar would you like to study.
>
>Brian,
>
>Here is another idea.
>
>Take one of the cases, say the accusative and "decenter"  the case.
>Analyze the distribution of the case by semantic functional categories
>and set out to demonstrate that there is not "core" or "center" to the
>case. Show that the semantic functions of the case do not group around
>any central semantic function no matter how abstract you try and define
>it.

Sounds a bit, Clay, like you've drawn the conclusion before doing the
research: "set out to demonstrate that ...; show that ..." I'd prefer to
say, "test the hypothesis that ..."


Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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