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Title:'Ak and Raq: Limiting and Countering
Abstract:Principles from Relevance Theory are used to distinguish the function of the Ancient Hebrew limiters 'ak and raq. Raq always constrains a countering interpretation on the material that it introduces. In other words, its presence indicates that an existing assumption is to be countered or eliminated. In contrast, the constraint on interpretation imposed by 'ak is simply that of limitation, without countering overtones (an effect often conveyed by English 'just'). Consequently, when introducing a countering proposition, 'ak does not emphasise the contrast, as others have claimed. Rather, it limits or minimises the contrast, often with the effect of strengthening another assumption.
Contributor (author):Levinsohn, Stephen H.
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/43554
Extent:pages 83-105
Is Part Of:Hebrew Studies
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Ancient Hebrew language
Subject (ISO639):hbo
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Levinsohn, Stephen H. 2011. Hebrew Studies.
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Country: Israel
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