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Tue Oct 14 2014

Books: Translation Technique in the Peshitta to Ezekiel 1-24: Mushayabasa

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Date: 13-Oct-2014
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Subject: Translation Technique in the Peshitta to Ezekiel 1-24: Mushayabasa
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Title: Translation Technique in the Peshitta to Ezekiel 1-24
Series Title: Studia Semitica Neerlandica
Published: 2014
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Godwin Mushayabasa
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004274426 Pages: 302 Price: Europe EURO 126
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004274426 Pages: 302 Price: U.S. $ 163

The Peshitta Institute Leiden is fulfilling its aim of producing a critical edition of the Old Testament in Syriac according to the Peshitta version. As this critical edition becomes available, Translation Technique in the Peshitta to Ezekiel 1-24: A Frame Semantics Approach takes its role in providing perspectives on the value of the Peshitta to Ezekiel in Old Testament textual studies.

Godwin Mushayabasa uses the cognitive linguistics approach of frame semantics to determine what techniques were used to translate Ezekiel 1-24 from Hebrew to Syriac. He observes that the Peshitta was translated at the level of semantic frames, producing a fairly literal translation. In achieving this, the author also invokes interdisciplinary dialogue between biblical textual studies and cognitive linguistics sciences.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Hebrew, Ancient (hbo)
                            Syriac, Classical (syc)

Written In: English (eng)

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