A Short Addition to Length: Some Relative Frequencies of Circumstantial Structures

Title

A Short Addition to Length: Some Relative Frequencies of Circumstantial Structures

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1997

Authors

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

39-46

Volume

6

Issue

1

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Stubbs, Brian D. "A Short Addition to Length: Some Relative Frequencies of Circumstantial Structures" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Vol. 6. 1997:39-46.

Abstract

In previous articles I have discussed the nature and prominence of certain linguistic structures in the Book of Mormon that are typical of hal-clauses translated from Hebrew or Egyptian. This article compares the frequencies of those structures in three works produced through the instrumentality of Joseph Smith: the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, only the first of which is a translation from an ancient Near Eastern language. The results of this preliminary investigation into styles and these linguistic structures as found in these three works are worth noting.

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