Direct Speech Capitalization and the First Preceding Head

As part of my explicit annotation of the normalization column in MorphGNT, I started down the rabbit hole of capitalization conventions which led to an interesting experiment with direct speech and the GBI syntax trees.

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MorphGNT 6.07 Released

The latest release of MorphGNT (with a corresponding release of the Python library py-sblgnt) fixes some lemmatization issues along with a couple of accent and part-of-speech changes.

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Gouin on Language Learning

I recently found out about François Gouin, a sort of proto-Charles Berlitz who wrote (in French) a book called The art of teaching and studying languages, published in 1880 and then translated and published in English in 1892.

I’ve only skimmed the book so far but it looks like it contains some real gems relating to the teaching of Greek.

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Off to the Linguistic Society of America’s 90th Annual Meeting

I’m heading off to the LSA’s annual meeting for the first time.

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Functional Dependency in the MorphGNT Table

Often it’s useful to see whether certain columns in a table can be entirely determined by others. For example, can you unambigously get the lemma from just the form (the answer is no so a more useful question is which forms are ambiguous as to lemma)? Does knowing the part-of-speech help? Here we provide some code and give some examples.

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A (Not So) New Numbering System for Greek New Testament Lexemes

Ten years ago, when Ulrik Sandborg-Petersen and I started collaborating, we came up with a way of referencing lexemes that would satisfy both the lumpers and splitters. At the time we wrote a paper that we circulated to a small audience but now it’s finally up on Academia.edu.

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Annotating the Normalization Column in MorphGNT: Part 1

Since the Series-6 release, MorphGNT has had a column that normalizes the word forms in the text for contextual things like accent changes, elision, movable nu and capitalization. I thought it would be useful to provide an annotation of exactly what normalization had been done for each word in the text and why.

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Back to a More Sustainable Blogging Pace

Well, I did it! I blogged a post for every day in the four weeks leading up to my talk at SBL. It was a fantastic motivator but I can’t sustain the pace.

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A Morphological Lexicon of New Testament Greek: My SBL 2015 Slides

This morning I gave my talk at SBL 2015 on my Morphological Lexicon project.

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Analyzing Verbal Morphology: Part 1

In anticipation of my SBL talk tomorrow, here’s an update on my verbal analysis.

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