[b-greek] correction on foreground/background

From: yochanan bitan-buth (ButhFam@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 18:45:48 EDT

though I'd add a brief corrective note:

clay quoted someone (Rolf?)
>and the imperfect of (7) and the
> aorist of (8) as foreground information.

Pragmatic/discourse theory would normally assign
the aorist to a foreground
and the imperfect to background.
I am fully in agreement with such theory.
The "stylistic" imperfect examples I gave a few days ago and such
anyway, it is not healthy for students to have imperfect Greek verbs
referred to as 'foreground'.

Randall Buth

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