[b-hebrew] Grammar with Discourse Perspective?

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Sat Oct 18 08:12:40 EDT 2003


Dear Julie,

The title is (you should like this  ;-)   ) _Learning Biblical Hebrew: A New
Approach Using Discourse Analysis_).  I think it's available most cheaply
from the publisher at www.helwys.com.

Shalom,
Bryan


> Bryan Rocine (a moderator on this list) has an excellent beginning grammar
> based on discourse analysis.  I used it successfully with Filipinos who
had
> attained an advanced ESL level.  They found it much more intuitive than
> other, more traditional grammars that we had tried.
>
> Paul Zellmer
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> > [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Julie Devall
> > Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 6:53 PM
> > To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: [b-hebrew] Grammar with Discourse Perspective?
> >
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I am a seminary student, and have been recently reflecting on the steep
> > learning curve involved in learning Hebrew.  The teachers at my
> > seminary use
> > Weingreen, but I see students who are so intimidated by the time they
get
> > through the discussion on the vowels that they feel Hebrew
> > inaccessible.  I
> > had Hebrew at LSU as an undergraduate (*hi Charles* I was one of Stu's
> > students) and used the First Hebrew Primer (translating Biblical Hebrew
> > fairy tales "Three Little Pigs" etc).  At some level I feel the
> > simplicity
> > of the primer eased my existential angst about learning Hebrew
> > (especially
> > as an elective...)  But imagine the shock of transitioning to
> > Jouon-Muraoka
> > in my 2nd year Hebrew!  Now I love Jouon, but can't recommend it to
> > struggling students...
> >
> > But at the Masters level is there not something that will get students
> > beyond fear and trembling...  Is there a grammar which would
> > actually teach
> > from the discourse perspective, and not focus so much on forms
> > which hardly
> > occur?  Something which would ease the learning curve by getting the
> > students into texts earlier?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Julie
> >


B. M. Rocine
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