[b-greek] Re: forground & background, boundry markers -Longacre'sModel

From: c stirling bartholomew (cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Mon Nov 05 2001 - 15:03:06 EST

On page 100 Heimerdinger* concludes his critique of R. Longacre's
treatment of foreground and background in narrative with a statement which
should strike terror into the hearts of a few Ph.D. candidates:

". . . the notion of foreground cannot be seen as grammaticalized in Old

Just replace the words Old Hebrew with NT Greek and go back to the drawing
board and rethink the whole problem of foreground and background in

cheers, clay

Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

*Heimerdinger, Jean-Marc. Topic, focus and foreground in ancient Hebrew
narratives, Sheffield Academic Press, c1999. See pages 52-100 for critique
of Longacre's Model. If you are short on time skip to page 75 and start
reading there.

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