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Bibil Identifier bibil:246295
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Speaking to One's Heart: דבר and its Semantic Extension
Author Mylonas, Natalie
Author Llewelyn, Stephen
Author Wearne, Gareth
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 16)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 27 pages online
Abstract Cognitive linguists are increasingly recognising the value of metonymy for understanding the way language works. This article applies recent advancements in the theory of metonymy to the Hebrew noun דבר in order to explain its broad semantic range. It argues that metonymy and its function in the processes of grammaticalization account for the majority of lexical senses listed for דבר. It also aids in the translation of this polysemous noun by highlighting some contextual features of speech that help determine the meaning of דבר in any given sentence.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2016.v16.a7
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Semiotics (general) : Semantics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Etymology
Terms דָּבָר דבר
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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