[b-hebrew] bryan, dating poetry

Vincent DeCaen decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Tue Mar 2 09:07:42 EST 2004

hey, bryan: how's it going, eh?

my dialectology papers, not yet a mongraph--but give me time, have direct 
bearing on diachronics. in the one paper, i suggested all psalms that had 
diagnostics were post-exilic, tending to the ezra-chronicles end of the 
spectrum. i'm hoping the nunation studies will bear much fruit: stay 
tuned. (the papers referred to are online in my papers directory.)

on a related note, i've been thinking about bob culley's 1970 paper on 
metre. he proposed a taxonomy based on syllable-counting profiles, but no 
one followed it up. i've been thinking that such profiles would correlate 
with my dialect profiles in an interesting way... (anyone need a thesis 

Dr Vincent DeCaen
Adjunct Professor
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto
Donner son consentement, c'est volontaire.

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