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The verb and the paragraph in biblical Hebrew : a cognitive-linguistic approach / Elizabeth Robar.

Robar, Elizabeth, (author.).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Language, style.
Bible > Language, style.
Hebrew language > Verb.
Hebrew language > Paragraphs.
Cognitive grammar.
Bible -- Language, style.
Bible. Old Testament -- Language, style.
Cognitive grammar.
Hebrew language -- Paragraphs.
Hebrew language -- Verb.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789004283114 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 9004283110 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (232 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgements; Table of Figures; Chapter 1 A Foundation in Cognitive Linguistics; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Cognitive Organization: Coherence and Prominence; 1.2.1 The Search for Coherence: Gestalt Psychology; 1.2.1.1 Gestalt Effect; 1.2.1.2 Zeigarnik Effect; 1.2.1.3 Figure and Ground; 1.2.2 The Location of Prominence: Consciousness; 1.2.2.1 Active Consciousness; 1.2.2.2 Semi-Active Consciousness; 1.2.2.3 Inactive Consciousness; 1.2.2.4 Memory; 1.2.3 Determining Prominence: Attention; 1.2.3.1 Alertness; 1.2.3.2 Orientation; 1.2.3.3 Detection; 1.2.3.4 Attention and Consciousness
1.2.4 Managing Prominence: Chunking1.2.4.1 Consolidation; 1.2.4.2 Entrenchment; 1.2.4.3 Schemas; 1.2.4.4 Coherence; 1.2.5 Summary; 1.3 Mapping Cognition to Language; 1.3.1 Active Consciousness: The Clause; 1.3.2 Attentional Detection at Beginning: Topic; 1.3.2.1 Literature on Topic; 1.3.2.2 Topic as Conceptual Starting Point; 1.3.3 Attentional Detection at End: Focus; 1.3.3.1 Literature on Focus; 1.3.3.2 Focus as Conceptual Endpoint; 1.3.4 Semi-Active Consciousness: The Paragraph; 1.4 Linguistic Organization: Coherence and Prominence in Discourse; 1.4.1 Discourse Units
1.4.1.1 Mental Space and Discourse Space1.4.1.2 Schematic Steps; 1.4.1.3 Written Language; 1.4.2 Delimiting Units; 1.4.2.1 Indicating Discontinuity; 1.4.2.2 Themes and Genres; 1.4.2.3 Indicating Continuity; 1.4.3 Integrating Units; 1.4.3.1 Theme Definition: Point of Conceptual Integration; 1.4.3.2 Theme Construction; 1.5 Linguistic Encoding: Coherence vs. Prominence; 1.5.1 Winning Motivation: Markedness; 1.5.1.1 Binary Oppositions; 1.5.1.2 Determining Markedness; 1.5.1.3 Purpose: Economy; 1.5.1.4 Markedness Shift and Reversal; 1.5.2 Changing Motivation: Grammaticalization
1.5.2.1 Subjectification1.5.2.2 Universal Paths of Evolution; Chapter 2 Schematic Continuity; 2.1 The Paragraph in Biblical Hebrew: Background; 2.1.1 Formed by Chains; 2.1.2 Split into Foreground and Background; 2.1.2.1 Foreground of the Foreground; 2.1.3 Split by Discourse Types (Narrative/Speech) or Text Types; 2.1.4 Reflection of a Cognitive Unit; 2.1.4.1 Schematic Steps; 2.1.4.2 Schematic Continuity; 2.1.5 Marked Partly Formally, Partly Conceptually; 2.2 Wayyiqtol; 2.2.1 Comparative-Historical Scholarship; 2.2.1.1 Morphology; 2.2.1.2 Semantics
2.2.2 Alternative Frameworks: Typology and Grammaticalization2.2.2.1 Semitic Verbal Evolution and Grammaticalization; 2.2.3 The Motivation for Grammaticalization; 2.2.3.1 Syntactic Restrictions; 2.2.3.2 Another Typological Parallel: Consecutive Forms; 2.2.3.3 Semantics and Pragmatics of Consecutive Forms; 2.2.4 Schematic Continuity: Examples; 2.2.4.1 Schematic Continuity in Narrative; 2.2.4.2 Schematic Continuity in Poetry; 2.2.4.3 Schematic Continuity in Translation; 2.2.4.4 Schematic Continuity and Discontinuity; 2.2.4.5 Schematic Continuity and Markedness; 2.3 Wəqatal; 2.3.1 Scholarship
Summary: In this book, Elizabeth Robar demonstrates how biblical Hebrew verbal patterns can reveal paragraph structure and themes.
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