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Dr Robert Crellin

Dr Robert Crellin

Research Associate, Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)


Research Interests

Robert's research interests include the history and structure of the Greek language, especially in terms of its verb system (his doctoral thesis investigated the syntax and semantics of the Greek perfect active in literary Koine), prepositions, and the linguistics of the New Testament. Robert is also interested in the linguistics of early Bible translations, especially as a means both of accessing how the syntax and semantics of Greek were understood in antiquity, and comparing the manifestation of syntactic and semantic categories across a number of ancient languages.

Key Publications

Forthcoming:

The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek (monograph) 2014, "The Greek perfect through Gothic eyes: evidence for the existence of a unitary semantic for the Greek perfect in New Testament Greek", Journal of Greek Linguistics 14: 5-42

(http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15699846-01401002;jsessionid=6051pafflhk4n.x-brill-live-02)

2012, "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek", Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35 (2): 196-202

(http://jnt.sagepub.com/content/35/2/196.refs)

2011, "Review of (S.J.) Bakker ‘The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek. A Functional Analysis of the Order and Articulation of NP Constituents in Herodotus.’", The Classical Review 61 (2): 394-6

(http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8365387&fileId=S0009840X11000886