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Bibil Identifier bibil:227090
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) An Optative Indicative? A Real Factual Past? Toward A Cognitive-Typological Approach to the Precative Qatal
Author Andrason, Alexander
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 13, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 41 pages.
Abstract This article approaches the problem of the precative qatal in Biblical Hebrew from a cognitive and typological perspective. In keeping with the cognitive understanding of “meaning,” the article (re-)construes a plausible chaining procedure that relates the precative qatal to the prevailing indicative (perfect, perfective and past) domain of the gram. This chaining represents a typologically plausible scenario for rationalizing, on both conceptual and diachronic levels, the “spread” that can be observed from the central point of the network (the Proto-Semitic resultative proper sense) to the different values available in Biblical Hebrew. In this way, the article relates the two, superficially contradictory, semantic spheres (i.e., the perfect-perfective-past indicative and the precative), and advances a holistic-synchronic definition of the total semantic potential of the gram.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Verb
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-East Semitic : Akkadian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : South-West Semitic : Arabian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Semantics
Pericopes Psalms 22,22
Psalms 4,2
Psalms 71,3
Psalms 3,8
Psalms 7,7
Psalms 31,5-31,6
1 Chronicles 17,23-17,27
Psalms 116,16
Lamentations 1,21
Psalms 67,2-67,7
Isaiah 43,8-43,9
Psalms 10,15-10,16
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