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Biblical Hebrew and Tense

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the verb tense and the past-present-future axis in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It explains the standard linear representation of time in linguistics and highlights some of ... More


Macroparametric change and the synthetic–analytic dimension: The case of Ancient Egyptian

Chris H. Reintges

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Adopting Baker’s (2008) view that macroparameters exist beside microparameters, I explore the possibility that large-scale grammar change may be due to the diachronic resetting of a genuine ... More


Infighting in the Hair Care Products Industry

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter deals with a videotaped speech given by the head of a large hair care products company. One person in the audience sued the speaker for defamatory statements he made in that speech and ... More


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