Benefits of a Principled Analysis of BH Prepositions

Benefits of a Principled Analysis of BH Prepositions

I recently received the final proof of an article accepted by Journal for Semitics. You can find a copy here. If you’re interested in semantics, prepositions, methodology, or Biblical Hebrew, chances are you’ll enjoy reading it. Lyle, K. (2015) “Benefits of a principled analysis of Biblical Hebrew prepositions”, Journal for Semitics 24/2, 403–426. With the publication of … Continue reading

Really, what is linguistics good for?

Really, what is linguistics good for?

Several months ago — when I had more time (before baby #2 arrived ;) — I watched Particle Fever on Netflix. Whoa! An amazing documentary about the international effort, spanning decades, between scientists from different fields to build a massive particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC for short. The original goal was … Continue reading

How do Academics get Jobs in the Real World?

How do Academics get Jobs in the Real World?

There is an exponentially increasing number of hopefuls aspiring to be a professor. The trouble is that these positions don’t open quickly. A love of the trade and fear of economic uncertainty have increasingly encouraged those with tenured-tracks to hold onto their jobs until death do they part—or at least until late-retirement. As a result, the line grows … Continue reading

Lessons in frame semantics from a 2 year old

Lessons in frame semantics from a 2 year old

Posted by Kris with a K Last week a 2 year old I know learned about pirates. She learned they sometimes wear patches, often say “Arrhh!”, and on rare occasions carry a parrot on their shoulder.  It’s fun to test my daughter’s learning by asking questions like “What’s a pirate say?”—to which she responds with the … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: Tania Notarius

Scholars in Press: Tania Notarius

The following interview is part of an ongoing series titled Scholars in Press, which aims to showcase a particular variety of scholars who contribute to biblical studies through their linguistic skills. Find out more about this series and a list of past contributors, here. Education: I studied Romance Philology at the Moscow State University (BA and … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: An Interview with Chip Hardy

Scholars in Press: An Interview with Chip Hardy

The following interview is part of an ongoing series titled Scholars in Press, which aims to showcase a particular variety of scholars who contribute to biblical studies through their linguistic skills. Find out more about this series and a list of past contributors, here. Ph.D. (Northwest Semitic Philology), University of Chicago M.A. (Northwest Semitic Philology), University … Continue reading

A tidy series of topic shifts: Colossians 1:16–18

A tidy series of topic shifts: Colossians 1:16–18

I’m reading through Colossians at the moment and came across a beautiful series of topic changes in 1:16–18, part of what is traditionally referred to as the Christ Hymn. Here’s a screen shot from the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament, a resource in Logos that’s got a number of various discourse features annotated for you. … Continue reading

Scholars in Press: Hiatus

Scholars in Press: Hiatus

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Scholars in Press interview series. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, you can see a full listing of who’s been interviewed here, as well as a brief intro on the aim of the series. For the next month we’ll be taking a break from the regular … Continue reading