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ERIC Number: ED224337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Applying Linguistics to Solve Particular Problems of Selected "Function Words" in the Reading of Hebrew as a Foreign Language.
Tobin, Yishai; Aphek, Edna
The application of linguistic analysis of selected function words to the improvement of Hebrew-as-a-second-language reading skills is examined. Semantically, it is shown that form content analysis can provide a unitary meaning to account for various polysemous contextual meanings of Hebrew prepositions. Syntactically and pragmatically, it is shown that the preposition "al" has begun to replace the preposition "b" in new expressions for both pragmatic and orthographic reasons, to be used in new semantic fields, and to create new syntactic formulas. Stylistically, it is demonstrated that the various Hebrew conjunctions meaning "but" serve as style markers for genres of modern Hebrew journalistic, literary, and academic texts. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Language for Special Purposes (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, August 2-4, 1982).