But there is a new channel that has been gaining traction in the world of biblical studies—
This channel's potential is only beginning to be realized. But many who talk about it have a knack for opacity.
New viewers are disenchanted with neoteric-babble, and old subscribers reinforce this first-impression.
Jargon is a necessary evil, but its wall-building effects can be countered with a steady stream of accessible content.
There is no reason Linguistics should remain an esoteric channel or be thought to offer little more than fuzz.
What's Linguistics got to offer?
Nothing in life (including language) fits into clear-cut boxes. If you look closely, all categories have fuzzy boundaries and are organized around prototypical members.
Meaning is completely determined by our lives lived in a body. From cognition to culture, the body shapes it all—and every single language reflects that.
There's many ways to make make a point, tell a story, or win an argument. Focusing on how these ends are achieved means taking into account the alternative options. Choice, after all, implies meaning.
Language is always changing. New meanings latch onto old words, while others fade out. It's the circle of life, grammatically speaking.
This framework helps you understand the ins-and-outs of a statement—what it's really about and the part that makes it zing.
All languages rely on patterns of use that we rarely notice. Being aware of these can help vet our analysis of expressions and what they mean.