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Bibil Identifier bibil:121948
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Issues in the Linguistic Analysis of a Dead Language, with Particular Reference to Ancient Hebrew
Author Holmstedt, Robert D.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 6, Issue: 11)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 20 pages.
Abstract With the increasing maturation of the linguistic analysis of ancient Hebrew, it becomes increasingly important that we keep in mind the inherent challenges of analyzing no-longer-spoken languages, like ancient Hebrew. In this article I address a number of such issues in the hopes of provoking some fruitful discussion. First, I address the distinction between linguistic analysis and philological analysis. Then I address some of the major methodological and theoretical challenges facing those who bring modern linguistic theories to bear upon a ‘dead’ language such as ancient Hebrew, including the lack of native speakers, the limited corpus, and the relationship of ancient Hebrew to modern Israeli Hebrew.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Canaanites Languages : Hebrew (see OT - Hebrew)
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