BH word order, peter kirk

Vincent DeCaen decaen at
Sat Sep 11 09:26:39 EDT 1999

what i'm getting at, peter, is that you should be able to show
continuity of order effects with yiqtol from modern straight through to
mishnaic and qumran; also in aramaic dialects, ugaritic.  so if i
could bring all that evidence together with a generative analysis for
hebrew that also has at its heart word order and the semantics of
yiqtol.... well, of course i wouldn't prove anything, but as data to
adduce in favour of the analysis, that would weigh pretty heavy.

Dr Vincent DeCaen     <decaen at>
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