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Verbum et Ecclesia

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Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.29 n.2 Pretoria  2008

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

South African discourse analysis in theory and practice

 

 

A B du Toit

University of Pretoria

 

 


ABSTRACT

Discourse analysis should not be overly ambitious, but it can be a most helpful exegetical tool if it concentrates on the argumentative flow and thematic aspects of a discourse. A refined model of South African discourse analysis is presented. The different stages in this model are discussed and illustrated by means of Philippians 3:2-11. Special attention is given to problems regarding the dividing of the text into colons.


 

 

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1 Presented in honour of an esteemed colleague and friend who always showed a special understanding for the hermeneutical and exegetical challenges with which biblical scholars are confronted. A more extensive version of this article is due to appear in Du Toit, A B (ed.). Focusing on the Text. New Testament Hermeneutics, Exegesis and Methods. Pretoria: Protea Publishers.
2 Navorsingseenheid, Departement Nuwe Testament, Universiteit van Pretoria.

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