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2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

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Masoretic Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Masoretic Studies section is planning to have four sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting. The first three sessions will be open. Papers can address any topic pertaining to Masoretic studies, such as Masoretic notes, Hebrew manuscripts, biblical accents, etc. The presentation of the work of doctoral candidates and early career researchers are especially welcome. The fourth session co-sponsored with the Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew section is open and has the theme “Developments in Ancient Hebrew Traditions: Between Natural and Deliberate Change.” The various traditions of ancient Hebrew show evidence of historical development. Many innovations likely reflect spontaneous development representative of natural language use. Others bear the hallmarks of considered and intentional interventions. We invite contributions focused on linguistic development in the Masoretic transmission of Biblical Hebrew and in Samaritan tradition from the perspective of the continuum of natural versus deliberate change, treating features on various levels of the language, e.g., phonology and vocalization, morphology, syntax, semantics, and prosody (accentual systems). The Masoretic Studies section invites submissions for all four of these sessions.

Program Unit Chairs

Elvira Martin-Contreras

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