In Biblical Hebrew Grammar Visualized, Francis Andersen and A. Dean Forbes approach the grammar of biblical Hebrew from the perspective of corpus linguistics. Their pictorial representations of the clauses making up the biblical texts show the grammatical functions and semantic roles of clausal constituents, as well as the grammatical relations that bind the constituents into coherent structures.
This book carefully introduces the Andersen-Forbes approach to text preparation and characterization. It describes and tallies the kinds of phrases and clauses encountered across all of biblical Hebrew. It classifies and gives examples of the major constituents that form clauses, focusing especially on the grammatical functions and semantic roles. The book presents the structures of the constituents and uses their patterns of incidence both to examine word order and to characterize the relations among verb corpora. It expounds in detail the characteristics of quasiverbals, verbless clauses, discontinuous and double-duty clausal constituents, and supra-clausal structures.
This volume is intended for students of biblical Hebrew at all levels. Beginning students will readily grasp the basic grammatical structures making up the clauses because they are few and fairly simple. Intermediate and advanced students will profit from the detailed descriptions and comparative analyses of the structures making up the biblical texts. Scholars will find fresh ways of addressing open problems, while gaining glimpses of new research approaches and topics along the way.
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Francis I. Andersen is an Australian scholar and biblical Hebrew expert. Together with A. Dean Forbes, he pioneered computer analysis of biblical Hebrew syntax. He has taught and worked in leadership at several institutions across Australia and the United States. He is the author of Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Orthography and has contributed to the Anchor Yale Bible, Tyndale Commentaries, and more.
A. Dean Forbes manages speech recognition research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. He obtained his degrees from Harvard and the Pacific School of Religion. His interests include computer-assisted research in linguistics. Together with Francis I. Andersen, he pioneered computer analysis of biblical Hebrew syntax.