Table of contents for How biblical languages work : a student's guide to learning Greek and Hebrew / by Peter James Silzer & Thomas John Finley.


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Contents
List of Illustrations	
List of Tables	
Preface	
Acknowledgments	
	1.	The Big Picture: An Overview of How Language Works	
Five Key Characteristics of Language	
Three Essential Ways to Look at Language	
How Language and Culture Relate	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Internet Resources	
Exercises	
	2.	Can You Spell That? Reading and Writing	
How Writing Works	
Three Types of Writing Systems	
The Sounds of Language	
The Sounds of Hebrew	
The Sounds of Greek	
The Semitic Origin of the Greek and English Alphabets	
The Shapes of Hebrew, Greek, and English Letters	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Internet Resources	
Exercises	
	3.	Putting It into Words: How Words Are Made	
How We Can Understand Words	
How We Classify Morphemes	
How Morphemes Add Meaning	
Affixes That Add Grammatical Information to a Word	
Questions That Languages Ask About Nouns and Pronouns	
Questions That Languages Ask About Verbs	
Hebrew Morphology	
Greek Morphology	
Comparing Hebrew, Greek, and English Morphology	
Putting Inflection and Derivation Together	
Morphemes with More Than One Form	
Classifying Languages	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Exercises	
	4.	Word Groups and Group Words: Phrases and Clauses	
Putting Words in Groups	
Analyzing Phrases and Clauses	
Picturing Phrases and Clauses	
Forming Phrases	
Classifying Languages by Word Order	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Exercises	
	5.	Telling Stories and Writing Letters: Understanding Discourse	
Discourse Patterns	
Discourse Types	
Discourse Tools	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Exercises	
	6.	What Do You Mean? It's Just Semantics	
What Do We Mean by Semantics?	
How Can a Word Have More Than One Meaning?	
How Are Words Related?	
What About Figurative Language?	
When Is Language Ambiguous?	
How Is a Sentence Like a Play?	
How Does Context Relate to Language?	
How Do We Get Things Done with Language?	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Internet Resources	
Exercises	
	7.	Variety Is the Spice of Life: Dialects and Change	
Why Do People Speak Differently?	
Why Do Languages Change?	
How Do We Know When Languages Are Related?	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Internet Resources	
Exercises	
	8.	Practical Ways to Study (and Learn) the Biblical Languages	
Separating the Children from the Adults	
Are You Motivated? Yes!	
Getting to Know You: How Your Personality Type Affects Learning	
Seeing, Hearing, and Doing	
Setting Goals in Language Learning	
How Can I Learn All Those Words?	
Hints for Learning Hebrew Vocabulary	
Hints for Learning Greek Vocabulary	
Summary and Preview	
For Further Study	
Internet Resources	
Exercises	
Appendix: Glossary of Linguistic Terms	
Definitions	
For Further Study	
Internet Resources	
References	
References to Linguistics in General	
References to Linguistics and the Bible	
References to New Testament Greek	
References to Biblical Hebrew	
Footnotes	
Index	




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Hebrew language Grammar, Greek language, Biblical Grammar, Bible, O, T, Language, style