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Bibil Identifier bibil:237800
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On Performatives in Aramaic Documents
Author Bhayro, Siam
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 11, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 47-52 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues for the presence of performative sentences in early Aramaic documents, giving two examples—one from the Wadi Murabbaʿat divorce document and the other from an Elephantine letter. It is suggested that the use of a compound, consisting of a preposition and a demonstrative pronoun, to reinforce the performative function of the participle, parallels the use of “hereby” in English.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-13110101
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Middle Aramaic : Jewish Literary Aramaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Aramaic Papyri of Elephantine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Other Places : Wadi Muraba'at
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