Copula and Existential Clauses in Biblical Hebrew with Daniel Wilson (Part 3 of Word Order)

May 27, 2022 // The Biblical Languages Podcast


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In this episode of the Biblical Languages Podcast, Kevin Grasso talks with Dr. Daniel Wilson about some special clauses in biblical Hebrew: copula clauses and existential clauses.

Daniel Wilson is a research fellow in the Department of Hebrew at University of the Free State in South Africa and works in cooperation with the Department of Caucasian Languages in the Institute of Linguistics at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of Syntactic and Semantic Variation in Copular Sentences: Insights from Classical Hebrew (John Benjamins, 2020), a reworking of his doctoral dissertation. His research includes the application of formal approaches to syntax and semantics to Classical Hebrew. He is also actively engaged in fieldwork and documentation of endangered languages of the Caucasus, writing on interesting morpho-syntactic phenomena as they relate to discussions in theoretical linguistics.

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