lyosovs at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 29 13:34:01 EDT 2001
I am finishing a paper on what I call autocommentary in BH narrative
prose. My claim is that most of the asyndetic clauses in authors speech
indicate authors presence in a special way, i.e. the asyndeton has a
distinctive pragmatic function, see e.g. 2 Sam 8:14 (a very salient
example). I looked through most of the standard reference grammars at
asyndeton and apposition. Gibsons Syntax does adduce a relevant text
or two, labeling them appositional, but otherwise I did not found any
meaningful mention of the phenomenon. Do you know of any discussion of
asyndetic clauses in BH prose?
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