Augments in Biblical Hebrew: A Neglected Area of Study

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This paper provides a morphophonological study of augments(that is, the material between noun/verb and pronominal suffix)in Biblical Hebrew, according to the Tiberian tradition, from a synchronic perspective. The study of augments has been largely neglected, resulting in shortcomings in the description and analysis of their phenomena in introductory and advanced grammars. The predominant presentation of augments as belonging to the pronominal suffix will be shown to be erroneous; rather, it will be argued that they belong to the lexical base. The implications of the research for both the study of Biblical Hebrew morphology and the teaching of Biblical Hebrew will be explored.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSociety of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 2015 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 21 Nov 201524 Nov 2015


ConferenceSociety of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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