Anaphora in Biblical Hebrew: A Generative Perspective

“Theoretical Approaches to Anaphora and Pronouns in Biblical Hebrew”: Papers forming part of the 2017 SBL Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Seminar (Boston, USA)

Authors

  • Robert D. Holmstedt University of Toronto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6573/6677

Keywords:

Biblical Hebrew, anaphora, reflexives, reciprocals, null object anaphora, backwards anaphora, generative syntax

Abstract

Anaphora, that is, backwards-referring relations, are well-known in language and include such common items as a variety of pro-forms (it, that, myself, each other) and even adverbs (so). Lesser studied are forward-referring relations, i.e., cataphora. Biblical Hebrew utilises a variety of anaphoric relations, though it lacks a true reflexive anaphor. This study will introduce the investigation of anaphora from a generative syntactic perspective, then proceed to a survey of the features of Biblical Hebrew anaphora, and finally conclude with a discussion of anaphoric complexities that require future attention.

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Published

2019-11-15

How to Cite

Holmstedt, Robert D. 2019. “Anaphora in Biblical Hebrew: A Generative Perspective: ‘Theoretical Approaches to Anaphora and Pronouns in Biblical Hebrew’: Papers Forming Part of the 2017 SBL Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Seminar (Boston, USA)”. Journal for Semitics 28 (2):15 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6573/6677.

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Themed Section
Received 2019-08-06
Accepted 2019-10-24
Published 2019-11-15