ERIC Number: ED335880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Definite Article with Proper Names for Referring to People in the Greek of Acts.
Levinsohn, Stephen H.
A study examined the presence or absence of the article with proper names for people in the Bible's book of Acts, using four categories of description, including: (1) the unmarked patterns involving the first mention of a participant and further references to the participant in the same incident; (2) the reintroduction of participants after an absence; (3) further references to a participant in the same incident that are anarthrous as contrasted with arthrous; and (4) the use of the article with names in reported speeches. It is proposed that, in different contexts, the four situations illustrate the principle that anarthrous references to particular, known participants either mark the participant as locally salient or highlight the speech that he or she utters. A list of twelve references is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session, Volume 35, p91-102, 1991; see FL 019 329.