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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Verb in Archaic Biblical Poetry
Subtitle: A Discursive, Typological, and Historical Investigation of the Tense System
Written By: Tania Notarius
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics

The Verb in Archaic Biblical Poetry: A Discursive, Typological, and Historical Investigation of the Tense System offers a comprehensive analysis of the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and discursive properties of the verb in the corpus of "archaic" biblical poetry (The Song of Moses, Song of the Sea, Song of Deborah, Song of David, Blessing of Jacob, Oracles of Balaam, Blessing of Moses, and Song of Hannah). The approach integrates modern research on tense, aspect, and modality, while also addressing the complicated philological issues in these texts. The study presents discursive analysis of biblical poetic texts, systemic description of each text’s tense system, and reconstruction of the archaic verbal tenses as attested in part of the corpus.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Hebrew
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004253360
Pages: 376
Prices: Europe EURO 125
U.S. $ 162