Ain't no easier way to search for double negatives than this


One of the most recent podcast of Lexicon Valley covered the origins and various uses of double negatives. You can listen to it here: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble.

But it reminded me of a new feature in Logos you might like to know about. My friend (and recent contributor to the Scholars in Press series) Jimmy Parks has compiled a list of "must-have" grammatical searches that are easy to access through the new tool titled "Greek Grammatical Constructions". And yes, you guessed it: double negatives are one of them.

The pre-programmed searches will be added to as time goes on, but for now, here's what we've got (if you have other ideas, feel free to share in the comments below):

  • Granville Sharp's First Rule
  • Colwell's Rule
  • First Class Conditional Statements
  • Second Class Conditional Statements
  • Third Class Conditional Statements
  • Fourth Class Conditional Statements
  • Historical Present
  • Genitive Absolute
  • Asyndeton (clause level)
  • Articular Infinitives
  • Emphatic Negation

And here's a couple screen shots of the tool in action: