Vincent DeCaen; B. Elan Dresher

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pp. 331-378

Print Length

47 pages

Pausal Forms and Prosodic Structure in Tiberian Hebrew

Vincent DeCaen and Elan Dresher investigate the reasons that pausal forms in Tiberian Hebrew, which are expected to occur at the end of ‘intonational phrases’, at times appear where Tiberian accents are conjunctive rather than disjunctive. They challenge an earlier opinion that such mismatches represent different traditions or stages of interpreting the biblical text, maintaining instead that these mismatches are due to limitations inherent in the Tiberian system of accents.


Vincent DeCaen