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Transitivity-based foregrounding in the Acts of the Apostles : a functional-grammatical approach to the Lukan perspective / Gustavo Martín-Asensio.

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Subject: Bible. Acts > Language, style.
Bible. New Testament. Actes des Apôtres > Langue.
Bible. New Testament. Luc et Actes des Apôtres > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Foregrounding.
Rhetoric in the Bible.
Functionalism (Linguistics)
Premier plan (Stylistique)
Rhétorique dans la Bible.
Fonctionnalisme (Linguistique)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567396679
  • ISBN: 0567396673
  • ISBN: 1283197421
  • ISBN: 9781283197427
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (198 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-198) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 HALLIDAYAN FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR AS HEIR TO NEW TESTAMENT RHETORICAL CRITICISM: THE CASE OF FOREGROUNDING; Chapter 2 THE RELEVANCE OF FOREGROUNDING FOR INTERPRETATION AND TRANSLATION: THE EPISODE OF PAUL''S SHIPWRECK (ACTS 27) AS A CASE STUDY; Chapter 3 PARTICIPANT REFERENCE AND FOREGROUNDED TRANSITIVITY PATTERNS IN THE STEPHEN EPISODE (ACTS 6-7); Chapter 4 LUKE''S SECOND SURVEY OF ISRAEL''S HISTORY(ACTS 13.16B-25): REDACTION AND REGISTER VARIATION.
Chapter 5 FOREGROUNDING SCHEME AND RHETORICAL STRATEGYIN THE EPISODE OF PAUL''S ARREST AND DEFENSE(ACTS 21-22)Chapter 6 FOREGROUNDED TRANSITIVITY PATTERNS IN THE PENTECOST EPISODE (ACTS 2); CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Modern Authors.
Summary: This study of the language of Acts is based on M.A.K. Halliday's functional grammar, which offers a theory based on linguistic choices and the effects they have on readers or hearers. Interacting with selected interpretations from, among others, C.K. Barrett, Ben C. Witherington, Jerome Neyrey, Jacob Jervell and John Lentz, Mart+¡n-Asensio argues that transitivity ('who does what to whom') emerges as a key factor in the foregrounding scheme of Acts, and this analysis offers a linguistically based perspective on Luke's overall concern to underline the supremacy of the divine will on the stage.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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