Syntactic and Semantic Variation in Copular Sentences

Insights from Classical Hebrew

ORCID logoDaniel J. Wilson | University of the Free State
ISBN 9789027207135 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260963 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book presents a novel account of syntactic and semantic variation in copular and existential sentences in Classical Hebrew. Like many languages, the system of Classical Hebrew copular sentences is quite complex, containing zero, pronominal, and verbal forms as well as eventive and inchoative semantics. Approaching this subject from the framework of Distributed Morphology provides an elegant and comprehensive explanation for both the syntactic and semantic variation in these sentences. This book also presents a theoretical model for analyzing copular sentences in other languages included related phenomena– such as pseudo-copulas. It is also a demonstration of what can be gained by applying modern linguistic analyses to dead languages. Citing and building off previous studies on this topic, this book will be of interest to those interested in the theoretical examination of copular and existential sentences and to those interested in Classical Hebrew more specifically.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 261] 2020.  xvi, 159 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020015786 | Marc record