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Farmer Memorial Board Room (207), McMaster Divinity College,
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton , ON
Thu, March 30, 2023
Start: 07:00 PM
End: 09:00 PM

The final Linguistics Circle meeting for the academic year on Thursday, March 30, 7-9pm. Our presenter is Yoshihiro Takahashi, PhD student in New Testament. His paper is entitled “The Grammar of Non-Name Vocative ἀδελφοί and Its Implication for Social Relations: the Corinthian Letters as a Test Case.” In this paper, he applies the theory of SFL linguist Cate Poynton to the analysis of Paul’s relationship with the Corinthian Christians. In both 1 and 2 Corinthians, the nature of Paul’s relations with the congregation is debated. By utilizing Poynton’s theory of tenor, this paper offers a clearer picture of Paul’s relations with the Corinthians.

As we have done throughout this year, we will be meeting in the Board Room, as well as on Zoom for those who are unable to join in person. And as usual, all are welcome to join for a pre-meeting dinner on campus at 5pm (meet in front of the board room). For those who have not participated yet but interested in participating—all are welcome—please contact Dr. Dave Yoon (yoond2@mcmaster.ca) or email CBLTE directly (cblte@mcmaster.ca) for access to the paper and/or Zoom link. We look forward to another fruitful discussion!