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Bibil Identifier bibil:221828
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Paronomasia or Wordplay? A Babel-Like Confusion. Towards a Definition of Hebrew Wordplay
Author Ausloos, Hans
Author Kabergs, Valérie
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-20 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Against the general background of a terminological confusion that is present in contributions about Hebrew wordplay, the definition of the socalled paronomasia in relation to the term wordplay is especially debated. This article aims to clarify the concept of wordplay in the Hebrew Bible. After a survey of the current opinions in defining the terms «paronomasia» and «wordplay» (I), we propose our own definition of «Hebrew wordplay» (II). Thereafter, this description will simultaneously delimit the field of Hebrew wordplay as it excludes a few linguistic figures, although they are possibly classified as wordplay in other studies (III).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Paronomasis
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