AL5328 - Discourse Features of Biblical Hebrew
(TBA) (3 graduate credits)
After completing this course, students will have applied methods for studying grammar at the discourse level to Biblical Hebrew texts. They will be able to describe discourse features of Biblical Hebrew in at least three of the following areas: theme, deixis (participant reference), coherence and cohesion; information structure (new and old information, backgrounding and foregrounding), and highlighting (contrast, prominence, and emphasis), and forms of quoted speech. They will also have used computer-based tools in studying the discourse structure of selected texts from the Hebrew Bible.

Prerequisites: AL5312 Discourse Analysis, AL5327 Biblical Hebrew for Translators 2.