Topic, focus and foreground in ancient Hebrew narratives /

This study breaks new ground in describing how various linguistic and pragmatic mechanisms affect both the form of the narrative clause and the arrangement of the grammatical elements. The various possible forms that a narrative clause can take are classified in terms of their 'topic-comment�...

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Author / Creator:Heimerdinger, Jean-Marc.
Imprint:Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1999.
Description:1 online resource (286 pages).
Language:English
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 295
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 295.
Subject:Bible. -- Old Testament -- Language, style.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Narratologie critique.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Genèse. -- XXII -- Narratologie critique.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Exode. -- I-XII -- Narratologie critique.
Bible. -- Old Testament.
Bibel -- Altes Testament
Bible. -- A.T. -- Critique, interprétation, etc. -- Antiquité.
Hebrew language -- Discourse analysis.
Hebrew language -- Topic and comment.
Foregrounding.
Hebrew language -- Ergative constructions.
Discours direct dans la Bible.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Hebrew.
Foregrounding.
Hebrew language -- Discourse analysis.
Exegese
Oudhebreeuws.
Discourse analysis.
Pragmatische functies.
Informatiestructuren (linguïstiek)
Verteltheorie.
Oude Testament.
Narration dans la Bible.
Hebräisch.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11183518
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ISBN:9780567057945
0567057941
9781841270142
1841270148
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Notes:Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Reading University).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and indexes.
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Summary:This study breaks new ground in describing how various linguistic and pragmatic mechanisms affect both the form of the narrative clause and the arrangement of the grammatical elements. The various possible forms that a narrative clause can take are classified in terms of their 'topic-comment' and 'focus-presupposition', and it is argued that the way in which these are articulated dictates the word order in the clause. The outcome of the study demonstrates that the traditional binary distinction between foreground and background, based purely on verb forms, is inadequate. A new model is offered.
Other form:Print version: Heimerdinger, Jean-Marc. Topic, focus and foreground in ancient Hebrew narratives. Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1999 1841270148 9781841270142