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Transitivity-Based Foregrounding in the Acts of the Apostles: A Functional-Grammatical Approach to the Lukan Perspective
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Transitivity-Based Foregrounding in the Acts of the Apostles: A Functional-Grammatical Approach to the Lukan Perspective

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Sheffield Academic Press 2000

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Overview

This study of the language of Acts is based on M.A K. Halliday's functional grammar, which offers a theory based on linguistic choices and the effects they have on readers or hearers. Interacting with selected interpretations from, among others, C.K. Barrett, Ben Witherington, Jerome Neyrey, Jacob Jervell and John Lentz, Martín-Asensio argues that transitivity (who does what to whom) emerges as a key factor in the foregrounding scheme of Acts, and this analysis offers a linguistically-based perspective on Luke's overall concern to underline the supremacy of the divine will on the stage of human affairs.

Contents

  • Hallidayan Functional Grammar as Heir to New Testament Rhetorical Criticism: The Case of Foregrounding
  • The Relevance of Foregrounding for Interpretation and Translation: The Episode of Paul's Shipwreck (Acts 27) as a Case Study
  • Participant Reference and Foregrounded Transitivity Patterns in the Stephen Episode (Acts 6–7)
  • Luke's Second Survey of Israel's History (Acts 13:16b–25): Redaction and Register Variation
  • Foregroudning Scheme and Rhetorical Strategy in the Episode of Paul's Arrest and Defense (Acts 21–22)
  • Foregrounded Transitivity Patterns in the Pentecost Episode (Acts 2)

Product Details

  • Title: Transitivity-Based Foregrounding in the Acts of the Apostles: A Functional-Grammatical Approach to the Lukan Perspective
  • Author: Gustavo Martín -Asensio
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 193

About Gustavo Martín-Asensio

Gustavo Martín-Asensio was born in Madrid, Spain. He has a MCS from Regent College in Vancouver and a PhD from Surrey University, specializing in Hallidian functional grammar.

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