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by Stephen Carlson
March 11th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

"well, Galilee has a bunch of mountains, Jesus is in all likelihood near one of them, and that's the mountain he goes up." Yes, that is a fair description of what the article does to an audience's mind, though not consciously. However, if one has spent a lot of time walking along that NW lake shore...
by Stephen Carlson
March 10th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Confused about Text Types. Please Help
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Confused about Text Types. Please Help

Rob Campanaro wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 2:05 pm
I actually had one additional question; until Text-types are finally disregarded, would it be proper to cite א as a Western reading for John 1:18?
"Proper to cite" is a weird question: you should be asking your teacher.
by Stephen Carlson
March 10th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Alright, you've said "no not this, no, not that, and no, certainly not that." So what do you suggest? Well, it's tough since I'm at the point where I'm most interested in the cases where the pat answers don't work. And "first-mention definites" present a prima facie problem for identifiability acco...
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

τὸ ὄρος: This would come from general background, encyclopedic knowledge. This I think presumes quite a bit of specialized geographic knowledge around Capernaum on the part of the reader, all in a text that hardly localizes, if at all, the action in the immediate vicinity of Capernaum. It may refle...
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

To us. Perhaps not to the early audience, and representing it as known in the literary framework would work as well. If I tell you "I'm going to take the car" you might not know particularly what car (it's actually the Maserati -- ha, I wish! ), but you would know it's a particular car known to me ...
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Confused about Text Types. Please Help
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Confused about Text Types. Please Help

Yeah, Sinaiticus is block-mixed Western and Alexandrian in John. Text-types are on the way out in textual criticism, however, so this is a bit like asking about the properties of phlogiston.
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

RandallButh wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:20 am
τὸ ὄρος:

This would come from general background, encyclopedic knowledge.
This I think presumes quite a bit of specialized geographic knowledge around Capernaum on the part of the reader, all in a text that hardly localizes, if at all, the action in the immediate vicinity of Capernaum.
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Can anyone tell me how the mountain in Matt 5:1 is identifiable? The article can be used of things that are generally known or implied from context. Also, an author may choose to present τὸ ὄρος as known even if she has no reason to suspect the implied audience will be able to identify τὸ ὄρος from...
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Can anyone tell me how the mountain in Matt 5:1 is identifiable? Matt 5:1 ¶ Ἰδὼν δὲ τοὺς ὄχλους ἀνέβη εἰς τὸ ὄρος , καὶ καθίσαντος αὐτοῦ προσῆλθαν αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ. The article can be used of things that are generally known or implied from context. True, but there is no good reason to think it...
by Stephen Carlson
March 9th, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Can anyone tell me how the mountain in Matt 5:1 is identifiable?
Matt 5:1 wrote:Matt 5:1 ¶ Ἰδὼν δὲ τοὺς ὄχλους ἀνέβη εἰς τὸ ὄρος, καὶ καθίσαντος αὐτοῦ προσῆλθαν αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ.

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