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2018 Ullendorff Annual Lecture

The Annual Ullendorff Lecture in Semitic Philology HYBRID SYNTACTIC CONSTRUCTIONS IN BIBLICAL HEBREW Professor Tamar Zewi, University of Haifa Thursday, 3rd May, 2018 at 5:00 pm Rooms 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
When May 03, 2018
from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where FAMES Rooms 8 & 9
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You are warmly invited to attend

The Annual Ullendorff Lecture in Semitic Philology

 

HYBRID SYNTACTIC CONSTRUCTIONS IN BIBLICAL HEBREW

Professor Tamar Zewi, University of Haifa

Thursday, 3rd May, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Rooms 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Followed by a reception

 

Abstract

Biblical Hebrew grammars usually treat extensively standard syntactic constructions, which are used on a regular basis and form the essence of Biblical Hebrew syntax, e.g. genitive phrases, nominal and verbal clauses, relative clauses, interrogative clauses, circumstantial clauses, various adverbial clauses, conditional sentences, etc. This lecture will focus on Biblical Hebrew constructions that do not fully fit any of the conventional syntactic classifications and share some properties of more than one construction. Such constructions, which usually initially reflect syntactic fluctuation, may sometimes be subject to reanalysis and can occasionally emerge into new constructions which deserve their own independent treatment within the same language phase or in later phases.

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