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Jewish cultural scripts and the interpretation of the Bible

Wierzbicka, Anna


Reading stories can be an exercise in cross-cultural communication-and it can involve miscommunication. When we read texts belonging to other epochs, lands, peoples, and traditions, we need to know something about the "cultural scripts" which shaped the ways of thinking and the ways of speaking reflected in those texts. If these cultural scripts are to be made intelligible to us they must be explained in terms that the culture alien to us shares with our own. The set of simple and universal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2003.09.002


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