By Jeffrey T. Reed
This large-scale paintings is the appliance of recent theories of discourse research to questions of Greek grammar, in particular with recognize to the controversy over the literary integrity of Philippians. bankruptcy 1 introduces the linguistic conception of discourse research, defining keywords, sketching its historic evolution and outlining its significant tenets. bankruptcy 2 units forth a version of discourse research based at the systemic useful theories of M.A.K. Halliday. bankruptcy three outlines the historical-critical debate over the literary integrity of Philippians. bankruptcy four inspects the style of Philippians, hard rhetorical techniques to the textual content and presenting as an alternative an epistolary category, viz. 'personal, hortatory letter'. bankruptcy five makes a speciality of the discourse constitution of the letter, investigating its use of ideational, interpersonal and textual services of Hellenistic Greek. In bankruptcy 6, suitable problems with biblical hermeneutics are addressed.
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53). The clause and paragraph are subsets of the sentence and discourse. e. the ability to signal ties between stretches of language34), since they often contain discourse markers that relate them to their cotext. Clauses are often combined by conjunctions to form complex sentences. Similarly, paragraphs are often combined by discourse markers to form larger parts of discourse. g. yap, o\)v, 8ia TOUTO, o0ev, apa, 8(o, 5e, vt>v), but can also be signalled by generic formulas, grammatical person, number, tense-forms, case and semantically-signalled shifts in topic.
51. Fairclough, Discourse, p. 63. 52. Chen, 'Reflections', p. 23. 53. Wodak, 'Discourse Analysis', p. 126. 54. Halliday, Explorations, p. 65. 55. Systemic linguistics has embraced this principle: '... whereas Saussure, in separating langue from parole, drew the conclusion that linguistics was a theory of langue, systemic theory follows Hjelmslev in encompassing both' (Halliday, 'Systemic Background', p. 10). 56. This is especially true of philosophers working in the area of speech acts (Coulthard, Introduction, p.
How do humans generally acquire, store, use and process information in communicative events? What type of social factors influence the communication between the speaker/author and listener/reader? Conversely, how does language shape the way people communicate and interpret discourse? What is it that makes a text coherent? How do the bits and pieces seemingly fit together into a cohesive and coherent whole? g. presuppositions, deictic indicators of time and place, medium, background and history).
A Discourse Analysis of Philippians: Method and Rhetoric in the Debate Over Literary Integrity by Jeffrey T. Reed