[b-hebrew] Participant Reference

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 4 16:54:23 EDT 2004

I have been looking into the subject of Participant Reference in narrative
and wondering how the distinction between a new participant and an already
active participant is encoded in biblical Hebrew.

Beyond the obvious use of an anaphoric pronominal, what are the discourse
mechanisms used to indicate that a participant has already been activated?
In other words, when Abraham is mentioned by name the second or third or nth
time in a narrative, how does it differ from Abraham's initial introduction?

Clay Bartholomew 

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