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Tense and Aspect in Texts

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269533
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0005

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Tense and Aspect in Texts

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This chapter examines tense and the concept of aspect in texts in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It analyses temporal expressions proposed by the Discourse Representation Theory and evaluates whether some of the basic tenets of this theory could be useful in the analysis of the BH text. This chapter also discusses the results of previous surveys on discourse-oriented accounts of the BH Verb.

Keywords: tense; aspect; biblical Hebrew; Hebrew language; temporal expression; Discourse Representation

Chapter.  5779 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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