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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Greek Accentuation Library

I knew that a necessary component of a comprehensive morphological analyzer for Ancient Greek was going to be a library for handling accentuation, so back in January 2014, I started the greek-accentuation Python library.

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The Dangers of Reconstructing Too Much Morphophonology

What is the genitive singular ending for 2nd declension nouns?

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Full Citation Forms and Inflectional Classes

Back in July and August 2014, I started looking at patterns in the full citation forms of nouns in Danker’s Concise Lexicon. My goal was partly to explore, in a systematic way, the relationship between inflectional classes and the information expressed in the common pattern of {nominative form}, {genitive ending}, {article}. I also wanted to put together a kind of automated test to catch typos and inconsistencies in the lexicon.

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