Word Order: Biblical Hebrew
(5,209 words)

All languages permit a variety of word-order constructions, with subject (S), verb (V), objects (O), and adjuncts (A) occupying varying positions relative to each other (Greenberg 1996a; 1996b). Usually one construction is pragmatically neutral, occurring in a wide variety of discourse contexts, while the others have more restricted uses. The word order with the broadest contextual distribution is the unma…

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Moshavi, Adina, “Word Order: Biblical Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000572>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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