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Title: Language and Interpretation in the Syriac Text of Ben Sira
Subtitle: A Comparative Linguistic and Literary Study
Written By: W.Th. van Peursen
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=26059
Series Title: Monographs of the Peshitta Institute Leiden, Vol 16
Description:

This book is the result of an innovative linguistic study of the Syriac
translation of Ben Sira. It contains both a traditional philological
analysis, incorporating matters of text-historical interest and translation
technique, and also the results of a computational linguistic analysis of
phrases, clauses and texts. It arrives at new linguistic insights,
including a proposal for a corpus-based description of phrase structure
based on a so-called maximum matrix. The book also addresses the
fundamentally different way in which a text is approached in a
computer-assisted analysis compared with the way in which this is done in
traditional philological approaches. It demonstrates how the
computer-assisted analysis can fruitfully shed light on or supplement
traditional philological research.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Subject Language(s): Syriac, Classical

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004163948
ISBN-13: 9789004163942
Pages: 476
Prices: Europe EURO 139.00
U.S. $ 199.00