Kris over at Old School Script interviewed me about my Master’s Thesis!
I’m frankly surprised Jacob had the energy and desire to say anything more on his recently defended thesis: “A Comparative Discourse Analysis of the Masoretic and Septuagint Versions of Jonah”. Once you get to the end of a project like this, the last thing you want is to re-visit it. But Jacob was kind enough to answer me these questions three, ere the other side he sees. (Actually, there’s four questions—but that doesn’t lend to a fun or felicitous reference).
Who were the biggest players in constructing your framework and methodology for doing discourse analysis?
This is a bit of a difficult question to answer as I took an eclectic approach. The short answer is that I highly favored cognitive functional linguistics, which means that I relied heavily on the work of Stephen Levinsohn, Steve Runge, Christo van Der Merwe, and Joshua Westbury.
The longer answer is that I relied on the…
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