By David Allan Dawson
Glossy linguistics is a relative newcomer within the medical global, and text-linguistics, or discourse research, is one among its youngest disciplines. This truth has prone many towards scepticism of its worth for the Hebraist, but a lot profit is thereby ignored. during this paintings, the writer examines fresh contributions to Hebrew text-linguistics by means of Niccacci, Andersen, Eskhult, Khan, and Longacre, comparing them opposed to a twofold commonplace of theoretical and methodological integrity, and readability of verbal exchange. an intensive creation to 1 rather promising version of textual content research (from Longacre's tagmemic college) is given, and a step by step technique is gifted. Analyses in line with this version and method are given of 7 prolonged textual content samples, every one construction at the findings of the former analyses: Judg. 2; Lev. 14.1-32; Lev. 6.1-7.37; parallel directions and old studies in regards to the development of the Tabernacle, from Exodus 25-40; Judg. 10.6-12.7; and the booklet of Ruth in its entirety. massive recognition is given to the query of text-linguistics and said speech.
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108, 160'. 3. Khan, Studies, pp. xxxiii ff. 4. Khan, Studies, p. xxxiii. 5. Or my 'text'; see below, this chapter, and the following. 6 Khan's work is restrained, and, although he does not claim to be describing the macro-syntax of any of the languages he works on, he describes very well the text-level functions of these features. Had he chosen to work 'from the top down',7 he would have had to consider many more syntactic features than he has done, describing each as an option available for use at the higher levels; however, working 'from the bottom up' 8 allows him to describe only these particular features; he need only describe the function of his chosen constructions, noting their effect on—and their function in—higher-level units.
Andersen, Sentence, p. 137. 94. Andersen, Sentence, p. 18. 95. Waltke and O'Connor, Introduction, pp. , borrow heavily from Andersen in their discussion of the same topic. 96. Andersen, Sentence, p. 24. 50 Text-Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew assets of the work have long been recognized. In addition, the principal relevance for the present study is its incorporation of the 'higher levels' of the linguistic hierarchy, and its theoretical foundations, and to these latter we will return for a more penetrating discussion in Chapter 3.
Niccacci, Syntax, p. 41. 59. Cf. 2 [the three indices in this form of reference identify Chapter. 2-3 inm1? (1 will use this convention [//], from time to time, where it is useful to see the text in continuous sequence, but where it is nonetheless advantageous to bear in mind the clause divisions of the text), contrary to his second assertion—this latter I would not call "Narrative' and therefore the second assertion might be valid according to my criteria, but it is not true according to Niccacci's, for he would not distinguish this material as being of a separate text-type (see chapters 3, 4 and 5 in this volume, for the theory and examples relating to this issue).
Text-Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew (JSOT Supplement Series) by David Allan Dawson