Akkadian in context

  • Sara Manasterska


Contextual approaches to utterances (or other forms of texts) have been developed by scholars working within the pragmatic paradigm in linguistics. Defining and analysing different levels of context can be also of great use to an assyriologist, and it is my intention in this presentation to show how. Now that one has multiple editions of texts at our disposal, one can focus not only on a single type of context, such as historical, political or religious, but approach a text (or a group of texts) from various angles, combining information provided by the different levels of context


Verschueren J.,2012, Ideology in Language Use. Pragmatic Guidelines for Empirical Research. Cambridge.
How to Cite
Manasterska, S. (2018). Akkadian in context. BAF-Online: Proceedings of the Berner Altorientalisches Forum, 2. https://doi.org/10.22012/baf.2017.12
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