Cultural Unit Green in the Old Testament

Almalech, Mony (2017) Cultural Unit Green in the Old Testament. Language and Semiotic Studies, 3 (2). pp. 22-50. ISSN ‎2096-031X

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The paper describes and analyzes the full presence of green in the Old Testament — in ‎Hebrew and translations. The approach is interdisciplinary, which includes: the treatment ‎of colour as a cultural unit, according to the idea of Umberto Eco; lexical and contextual ‎semantics; examining Basic Colour Terms (BCT—adjective, noun, verb), Prototype Terms ‎‎(PT— all plants), Rivals Terms of Prototypes (RT), e.g raven, shadow, ebony, etc.; Terms ‎for the Basic Features of the Prototypes (TBFP—fresh, humid, juicy, lush, damp, humid, ‎moist,‎ wet, flowering, blossoming); translation as a criterion and semiotic value; semio-osmosis as a process that aims equivalence of translations, regardless of the different world views of Hebrew and other languages; semio-osmosis and accommodation; cultural and linguistic context; the interplay of old information (topic/theme)—new information (focus/rheme);‎ context meanings and symbolism of grass; translation of PT and TBFP.‎

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Language. Linguistics. Literature > Ancient languages
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Comparative linguistics
Philosophy > Culture. Cultural studies. Philosophy of culture
Religion > Bible
Religion > Christianity. Christian doctrinal theology
Religion > Religion. Philosophy and theory of religion. Theosophy
Sociology.Anthropology > Cultural anthropology
ID Code:3412
Deposited By: Prof. M.A. Almalech
Deposited On:26 Sep 2017 10:04
Last Modified:26 Sep 2017 10:04

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