Verbal Hendiadys Revisited: Grammaticalization and Auxiliation in Biblical Hebrew Verbs

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Verbal Hendiadys Revisited: Grammaticalization and Auxiliation in Biblical Hebrew Verbs

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dc.contributor.advisor Cook, Edward M. en_US Chrzanowski, Jaroslaw en_US
dc.contributor.other Gross, Andrew D. en_US
dc.contributor.other Ryan, Stephen D. en_US 2011-06-24T17:11:33Z 2011-06-24T17:11:33Z 2011 en_US 2011-06-24T17:11:33Z
dc.identifier.other Chrzanowski_cua_0043A_10241 en_US
dc.description Degree awarded: Ph.D. Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures. The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.description.abstract Verbal hendiadys is described in Biblical Hebrew textbooks and grammars as a verbal construction consisting of two verbs whereby one qualifies the other. Such constructions occur as a sequence of two finite verbs or in a construction in which a finite verb is complemented by an infinitive. It is usually assumed that the first verb expresses an adverbial idea whereas the second verb contributes a lexical meaning. A historical survey reveals that the rhetorical term <italic>hendiadys</italic> was used without restrictions for various, sometimes linguistically unrelated, categories. This dissertation argues that the traditional term hendiadys is inadequate for such verbal constructions and proposes to call them auxiliary verb constructions and the verbs that are assumed to express an adverbial idea as auxiliary verbs. It provides a linguistic framework of grammaticalization and auxiliation and offers a comprehensive analysis of Hebrew auxiliary verbs on the basis of this framework. Grammaticalization is explained as a complex diachronic change whereby a lexical item gradually becomes a grammatical marker. The analysis explains how the verb <italic>HLK</italic> `go' became an auxiliary of gradual progression, the verb <italic>SHWB</italic> `return'--an auxiliary of repetition, the verb <italic>YSP</italic> `add'--an auxiliary of addition and continuation, the verb <italic>QWM</italic> `get up'--an auxiliary of ingressiveness, the verb <italic>MHR </italic> `hurry'--an auxiliary of speed and urgency. en_US
dc.format.extent 453 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.subject Language, Ancient en_US
dc.subject Language, Linguistics en_US
dc.subject Biblical Studies en_US
dc.subject.other Auxiliation en_US
dc.subject.other Biblical Hebrew en_US
dc.subject.other Grammaticalization en_US
dc.subject.other Hebrew Auxiliary Verbs en_US
dc.subject.other Hendiadys en_US
dc.subject.other Old Testament en_US
dc.title Verbal Hendiadys Revisited: Grammaticalization and Auxiliation in Biblical Hebrew Verbs en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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