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Title: Language and Interpretation in the Syriac Text of Ben Sira: A Comparative Linguistic and Literary Study
Author: Peursen, W Th van
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004163942
Volumes: 1; Pages: xvi, 476
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This book is the result of an innovative linguistic study of the Syriac translation of Ben Sira. It contains both a traditional philological analysis, incorporating matters of text-historical interest and translation technique, and also the results of a computational linguistic analysis of phrases, clauses and texts. It arrives at new linguistic insights, including a proposal for a corpus-based description of phrase structure based on a so-called maximum matrix. The book also addresses the fundamentally different way in which a text is approached in a computer-assisted analysis compared with the way in which this is done in traditional philological approaches. It demonstrates how the computer-assisted analysis can fruitfully shed light on or supplement traditional philological research.