longacre and tagmemics...?
decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Fri Jan 19 11:38:34 EST 2001
last tuesday i taught a class on tagmemics, and on longacre's discourse
grammar. i think longacre puzzles me more now than ever.
(1) despite a tip of the hat, it does not appear to me that longacre is
doing tagmemics in any way: i.e., tagmemics as set forth in Pike (&
Pike)'s basic statements....
(2) he has an agenda of enlisting linguistics as a new methodology against
the bad ol' biblical criticism, especially that really bad source critical
stuff. i find his whole work tendentious...
(3) i find you can't make much sense of his approach without knowing what
he's doing with african languages...., i.e., some of the most obvious
examples of languages with consecutive/sequential systems....
anyone interested in pursuing this discussion along these or related
Dr Vincent DeCaen <decaen at chass.utoronto.ca>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1
Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative, www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/hsei/
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