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作者 Hardy, Humphrey Hill, II
書名 Diachronic development in Biblical Hebrew prepositions [electronic resource] : A case study in grammaticalization
國際標準書號 9781321033359
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 75-11(E), Section: A
Adviser: Dennis G. Pardee
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Chicago, 2014
This dissertation applies the linguistic theory of grammaticalization to Biblical Hebrew (BH) prepositions, detailing the origin and evolution of these constructions. In this study, grammaticalization is defined as the change whereby a lexical item or a construction comes in certain linguistic contexts to acquire a grammatical function, or whereby an item or a construction expands its grammatical function(s). The primary goal is to determine to what extent grammaticalization sheds light on the development of this grammatical subsystem
This framework affords not just a descriptive analysis of the extant variation but provides for a diachronic description of the emergence of innovative grammatical functions. The only other significant work on BH prepositions outside of the standard descriptive grammars is Jenni's three-volume Die hebraischen Prapositionen which is restricted to the inseparable prepositions (i.e. l-, b- and k-) and is principally concerned with semantic categorization as a purely synchronic enterprise. In contrast with previous studies, this work offers a diachronic analysis of prepositions through examining the language-internal and cross-linguistic data. The resulting pathways of change beginning with the source constructions account for the evidenced polysemy. The resulting analysis provides an assessment of the structural and functional variation evidenced in BH prepositions that is unified around a single linguistic change, grammaticalization, which results in a new grammatical function. This approach provides a novel understanding of the emergence of this linguistic subsystem, contributing a detailed accounting of the variation evidenced by the usages of BH prepositions. Furthermore, it demonstrates the value of integrating diachronic linguistics and traditional philological approaches in the investigation of grammar providing for an exhaustive language-internal description of prepositions
School code: 0330
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 75-11A(E)
主題 Ancient languages
Biblical studies
Alt Author The University of Chicago. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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