[b-hebrew] Contextual Semantic Domains

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 18 14:54:20 EST 2003


Reinier de Blois following J.P.Louw** draws a distinction between lexical
and contextual semantic domains:

----Quote***
In an article written in 1991, Louw makes a distinction between lexical and
contextual meaning. According to him, the former deals with those aspects of
meaning that a word ³contributes in and of itself,² whereas the latter deals
with the information provided by the utterance in which that word occurs
³involving the circumstances of and the objects referred to in a specific
context in terms of its usage in such a context along with other words or
phrases contributing to the context.²
----end quote

Does anyone who has taken a serious look at this issue have any reservations
about developing a Hebrew dictionary which is structured around this
distinction?  

greetings,
Clay Bartholomew 
 

**Louw, J.P. 1991. ³How Do Words Mean ­ If They Do?². In: Filología
Neotestamentaria 4:125-142.

***TOWARDS A NEW DICTIONARY OF BIBLICAL HEBREW BASED ON SEMANTIC DOMAINS
Reinier de Blois
United Bible Societies
Woerden (Utr.), The Netherlands

*A SEMANTIC DICTIONARY OF  BIBLICAL HEBREW
by Reinier de Blois
AFRETCON BAGAMOYO 2002, section 4.1




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