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Diglossia and Other Topics in New Testament Linguistics


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Diglossia is the existence within a society of sharply divergent formal and informal varieties of a language. Porter devotes the first part of this volume to the concept of diglossia, summarizing this important area of study in both the Septuagint and New Testament Greek. The second half of the book focuses on new aspects of research into the Greek of both Testaments, such as critical discourse analysis, and more traditional issues like the nature of the Septuagint translation.


  • Edward Adams
  • Dirk Buchner
  • Matthew Brook O'Donnell
  • Christina Bratt Paulston
  • Stanley E. Porter
  • Jeffrey T. Reed
  • Scobie P. Smith
  • Jonathan M. Watt

Product Details

  • Title: Diglossia and Other Topics in New Testament Linguistics
  • Editor: Stanley E. Porter
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 305

About Stanley E. Porter

Stanley E. Porter has taught for over twenty years in post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA, and the UK. His publications include fourteen authored books and over 100 authored journal articles and chapters, along with various shorter pieces; he has also edited over 55 volumes. He remains a well-known and respected expert in Greek and the broader field of New Testament studies. He is currently the President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Canada.

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  • Title: Diglossia and Other Topics in New Testament Linguistics
  • Author: Stanley E. Porter
  • Volume: 193
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. › Language, style; Diglossia (Linguistics)
  • ISBN: 9781841270913
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-04-24T15:50:57Z
Stanley E. Porter

Stanley E. Porter (1956–) is a respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies. He received a BA from Point Loma College, an MA from Claremont Graduate School, another MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield.

Porter is best known for his works on verbal aspects in New Testament Greek. He is a respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies worldwide, and is actively involved in and the Linguistics Institute of Ancient and Biblical Greek. He is also a regular columnist for Christian Week

Porter currently serves as president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College. He is the author or editor of numerous studies in the New Testament and Greek language, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Discourse Analysis and the New Testament: Approaches and Results, and Dictionary of New Testament Background.


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