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Bibil Identifier bibil:204272
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Procedural Register in the Olivet Discourse
Title (English, ) A Functional Linguistic Approach to Mark 13
Author Martin, Gustavo
Journal Biblica (Volume: 90, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 457-483 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract I will rely on insights from Halliday’s register theory to explain the Markan Jesus’ use of a functional variety of language I call procedural register. The identification of procedural register in the main section of the Olivet Discourse (vv. 5b-23) will be shown to reveal the rhetorical design of the discourse within a first temporal horizon, of direct relevance for the audience and addressing the disciples’ question (v. 4). The absence of procedural register in vv. 24-27 indicates the opening of a second horizon in the speech, lacking immediate impact for the audience and no longer addressing the disciples’ question.
Pericopes Mark 13
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