[b-hebrew] Pragmatic notions in BH grammars

Buxtorf Iohannes buxtorf.iohannes at fastwebnet.it
Tue Nov 21 03:33:17 EST 2006

Hi Bryan,
 I'm interested both in reference grammars and learning grammars. I'm 
actually making a research on BH grammar books and trying to understand how 
frequent is the use of pragmatic and discoursive categories in BH grammars.
Do you think Niccacci's work could be considered a grammar?
I would appreciate very much if you could send me bibliographical references 
on pragmatics and BH.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "B. M. Rocine" <brocine at twcny.rr.com>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 4:08 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Pragmatic notions in BH grammars

Hi Johannes,

I am not sure exactly what you are looking for.  Teaching grammars (in
contrast to reference grammars)?  If so, for what level?

Alviero Niccacci used his grammar for intermediate level classes, _The
Syntax of the Verb in Classical Hebrew Prose_ trans. W.G.E. Watson.
Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1990.

If you want reading materials for an intermediate class a bibliography
for personal study we can give you ten or twenty titles.


Buxtorf Iohannes wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I'm looking for grammars of Biblical Hebrew following a pragmatic 
> approach. I know three:
> -Gary Aland Long, Grammatical concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew : Learning 
> Biblical Hebrew Grammatical Concepts through English Grammar, Peabody 
> 2002.
> -B.M. Rocine, Learning Biblical Hebrew. A New Approach Using Discourse 
> Analysis, Macon 2000.
> -Ch.H.J. Van Der Merwe, J.A. Naudé, J.H. Kroeze, A Biblical Hebrew 
> Reference Grammar, Sheffield 1999.
> Are there any others (even dealing only with single issues, such as 
> performative verbs, background/foreground distinction, discourse markers, 
> presupposition, speech act, deixis and so on)?
> Johannes Buxtorf
> Basel

B. M. Rocine
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