[b-hebrew] Hebrew "Nominative"
C. Stirling Bartholomew
jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 27 01:39:57 EDT 2004
"It seems to be the agreed interpretation of many languages with pronominal
representation of all core relations on the verb that any noun phrases
expressing core arguments are adjuncts in a kind of apposition with the
bound pronoun and that the bound pronouns bear the grammatical relations."
Barry J. Blake, Case, Cambridge UP, 1993, page 52.
Thus, in a Biblical Hebrew clause with a transitive finite verb, the
"nominative" noun phrase might be analyzed* as "appositional," limiting the
subject represented by the bound pronoun.
What analytical benefits might be realized using this approach?
*The traditional approach is to view this "nominative" noun phrase as the
subject of the verb.
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