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Die kommunikatiewe funksie van humor in Galasi"ers 5:7-15

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dc.contributor.author Vrey CCA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:25Z
dc.date.created 1992 en
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/9864
dc.description.abstract Both Betz (1979) and Von Campenhausen (1963) identify Galatians 5:12 as a jest. However, they differ about the typifying of this jest. Betz includes Galatians 5:15 and labels it a sarcastic warning. Only Betz attempts a description of the communicative function of Galatians 5:12. Indicates that the approaches of Von Campenhausen (1963), J�nsson (1965), Nieting (1983) and Spencer (1981) do not describe the communicative function of humour in the New Testament satisfactorily. A more satisfactory approach to the description of the communicative function of Galatians 5:12 and 15 is found and adjusted, namely the interactional model proposed by Vorster (1990). In this model the communicative function of humour is investigated from a pragmatic and rhetorical perspective. Since rhetoric can be used to determine the communicative function of a letter or a part of it, it is valid to ask certain questions to an epistolary text on the basis of ancient rhetoric. Therefore the following method is employed: The letter was analyzed epistolographically in order to learn in which part of it the humour appears. The communicative situation of the part in whiich the humour appears, is subsequently analyzed and the co-operative principle of Grice (1975) are applied to it. Proceedingly the rhetorical situation of the same section is analysed. This theoretical framework is used to investigate Galatians 5:7-15. Exposes that both pragmatics and ancient rhetoric confirm Galatians 5:12 and 15 as forms of sarcastic humour. The finding is that the communicative function of vers 12 is to persuade the readers to share the opinion of the author regarding those who cause the confusion, and that of vers 15 to persuade the readers to cease quarrelling among themselves. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Greek literature en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.subject 079 Religion en
dc.title Die kommunikatiewe funksie van humor in Galasi"ers 5:7-15 en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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