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- ItemDie sintaksis van uitroepe en uitroepsinne : 'n ondersoek aan die hand van die formules hy yhwh/nfsk en hlylh(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1990) Payle, Kenneth David; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of . Dept. of .
- ItemFinal sentences in biblical Hebrew narrative prose form Genesis to 2 Kings(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-03) Payle, Kenneth David; Van der Merwe, C. H. J.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences . Dept. of Ancient Studies .ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Final sentences are a neglected area of research in Biblical Hebrew. Apart from an investigation by Mitchell (1879) in the previous century, and a more recent article by Muraoka (1997), this is certainly an area of Biblical Hebrew grammar in need of research. Biblical Hebrew grammars propound a variety of ways final constructions can supposedly be expressed. The main thesis of this study is that the diversity of final constructions in Biblical Hebrew is not merely different syntactic realizations of the same semantic meaning, but that each syntactic construction carries definite semantic nuances. Traditional grammars, because they are sentence-based, present some shortcomings in the description of final sentences. I will briefly expose some of the linguistic presuppositions of traditional grammars, and their inherent limitations with respect to the study of final constructions. Recent developments in general linguistics, especially the variety of approaches subsumed under the broad classification textlinguistics, create new opportunities to address Biblical Hebrew grammar. I will explore this relatively recent developments to the study of language, in order to determine whether insights from studies conducted in terms of this paradigm can be used to describe final constructions more adequately. A number of theses are presented in Chapters 2 and 3, which are evaluated in Chapters 4 to 6. The findings are presented in a summary of at the end of each chapter. The final results of this investigation are summarized in Chapter 7.