LINGUIST List 27.1032

Mon Feb 29 2016

Calls: Hebrew, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 29-Feb-2016
From: Tania Notarius <>
Subject: Annual Meeting Society of Biblical Literature
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Full Title: Annual Meeting Society of Biblical Literature

Date: 19-Nov-2016 - 22-Nov-2016
Location: San-Antonio, USA
Contact Person: Jacobus Naude
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Hebrew

Call Deadline: 02-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

Join the thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons at the Annual Meetings 2016 in San Antonio! With more than 1,200 academic sessions, and workshops, along with one of the world's largest exhibits of books and digital resources for biblical studies, the Annual Meetings is one of the largest events of the year in the fields of biblical scholarship, religious studies and theology.

Co-hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion, the Annual Meetings 2016 will be held November 19-22 in San Antonio, TX.

Call for Papers: Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Section (Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeing)

The Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew section solicits papers for four joint sessions. The first session (co-sponsored with Biblical Hebrew Poetry) is entitled ''Linguistic Features of Biblical Hebrew Poetry.'' This session will examine the question of whether poetry and prose in the Hebrew Bible have different linguistic features, what those features are and how they should be described. At one end of the spectrum are scholars who believe that prose and poetry are distinct linguistic systems; at the other end of the spectrum are scholars who believe that prose and poetry comprise one linguistic system. We are also interested in analyses that account for (give reasons for) the linguistic variation and/or differences between prose and poetry. The second session (co-sponsored with NAPH) is entitled ''Mitigation and Intensification in Biblical Hebrew.''

Research in pragmatics and discourse studies have shown that speakers make use of a rich variety of mitigating and intensifying strategies in order to heighten the effectiveness of the conversational interaction. This session will explore mitigating and intensifying devices in Biblical Hebrew, including, for example, restrictive adverbs, modal expressions, deictic shifts, negative polarity items, rhetorical and conducive questions, conditionals, and oaths. The third session (co-sponsored with NAPH) is entitled ''Interrupted Syntactic Structures.''

This session will explore various syntactic phenomena that ''interrupt'' the sentence syntax including vocatives and terms of address, parenthetical remarks, sentence fragments, ''scrambling'' and ellipsis. The fourth session (co-sponsored with NAPH) is non-thematic and entitled ''Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew.'' Papers that address the study of Biblical Hebrew using a well-articulated linguistic method are welcome, and those that apply linguistics to particular Biblical Hebrew texts are especially encouraged. Contact Prof Jacobus Naude for more information

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