[b-hebrew] text on the BH verb structure

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 07:31:07 EDT 2013


Nir:

Yeah, there’s a problem downloading it. So far Research Gate won’t let me
get an account, without which I can’t download your book.

Based on your description, I think I already disagree with it, but I’d at
least like to see your arguments.

Yours, Karl W. Randolph.


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.
<nir at ccet.ufrn.br>wrote:

> dear colleagues,
>
> i have completed a text (or draft) on the BH verb system, which can
> be found in
>
> www.researchgate.net/profile/Nir_Cohen/contributions/?ev=prf_act
>
> [pls alert me of any problem in downloading]
>
> consisting (due to its size) of 7 pdf files. it is a book of about 300
> pages.
> it contains a detailed answer to many comments made here on the topic,
> especially by rolf furuli.
>
> the book is reader-autosufficient but is not easy to read, since it treats
> as coupled issues which we usually discuss in isolation: verb function,
> word order, waw-prefixed verb units, and a set of divisions which i find
> relevant to the bh verb; in fact, more important than both tense and
> aspect.
> namely, state vs event, episodic vs gnomic, sequential vs parallel.
>
> for this reason: the convoluted nature of the problem, i have avoided to
> discuss the issue so far.
>
> the book represents a limited vindication of the tensual (vs aspectual)
> position, and esp. of the syntactic school (peckham, blau). it also
> discusses a limited sense of fragmentation of grammar. it agrees in many
> points with the new ideas on temporality of carlota smith and veviurko,
> as well as the panchronic approach of andrason; but the point of view is
> synchronic. it offers a unified treatment of prose and poetry.
>
> each chapter starts with a theoretic discussion and then moves on to
> examine
> finer points by way of numerous examples from the OT.
>
> i would like to hear your opinions, and to renew the discussions on this
> topic.
>
> best
> nir cohen
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