A Discourse and Register Analysis of the Prophetic Book of by Colin Toffelmire

Old Testament

By Colin Toffelmire

In A Discourse and check in research of the Prophetic e-book of Joel, Colin M. Toffelmire provides an intensive research of the textual content of Joel from the viewpoint of Systemic practical Linguistics. whereas conventional explorations of Joel usually interact the publication from an ancient or literary standpoint, the following Toffelmire examines syntactic and semantic patterning within the ebook, and builds from there towards an outline of the linguistic check in and context of scenario that those linguistic styles recommend. This paintings additionally showcases the usefulness of discourse research grounded in Systemic useful Linguistics for the research of old texts.

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Systemic functional linguistics 23 a picture of the register of the various sub-sections of the book, and of the book as a whole. I have done so because few scholars have chosen to describe registers of biblical Hebrew texts using modern linguistics as a framework,19 and so I have at my disposal relatively few existing descriptions of registers with which to compare Joel in a “round about” examination, and little in the way of research into linguistic contexts in the ot/hb from which to draw for a “from above” examination.

88 It seems entirely likely, then, that the same matrix of ideas that produced Gunkel’s presentation of Sitz im Leben for biblical studies was responsible for Malinowski’s interest in the centrality of social context for linguistic communication. Thus the points of overlap between biblical form criticism and sfl register theory are not incidental, and possibly not even coincidental. Both Buss and sfl register analysts stress the communicative function of social situation for any given utterance and the connection between social sit- 87 88 or myopic focus upon elements like structure and content.

Halliday and Jonathan J. Webster (London: Continuum, 2009), 169. systemic functional linguistics 23 a picture of the register of the various sub-sections of the book, and of the book as a whole. I have done so because few scholars have chosen to describe registers of biblical Hebrew texts using modern linguistics as a framework,19 and so I have at my disposal relatively few existing descriptions of registers with which to compare Joel in a “round about” examination, and little in the way of research into linguistic contexts in the ot/hb from which to draw for a “from above” examination.

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