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Title:Aspect and Prominence in the Synoptic Accounts of Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem
Abstract:Porter’s analysis of the prominence conveyed by the aorist, imperfect and present is contrasted with Longacre’s claims about the same tense-forms. Both are wrong in equating respectively “foreground” (Porter) and “background” (Longacre) with the imperfect. Relevance Theory claims that non-default forms may result in a variety of cognitive effects. This explains why imperfectives correlate with background, yet sometimes have foregrounding effects. Additional non-default forms and structures can also be accomodated, such as inchoative aorist ἤρξαντο and the combination of aorist ἐγένετο and a temporal expression. Finally, a non-default form or structure may give prominence not to the event concerned, but to the following event(s).
Contributor (author):Levinsohn, Stephen H.
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60893
Extent:pages 161-174
Ancient Greek (to 1453)
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Ancient Greek (to 1453) language
Aspect; Prominence; Foreground and Background; Relevance Theory
Subject (ISO639):grc
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Levinsohn, Stephen H. 2010. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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