Inspired by Peter Cotterell’s essay, “Linguistics, Meaning, Semantics, and Discourse Analysis,"1 the BcR chart summarizes:
- "Ways to Look at the Biblical Text" — deixis, plot analysis, narrative techniques, an interpersonal act, felicity conditions
- "Seven Standards of Textuality" — cohesion, coherence, intention, acceptability, informativity, situationality, intertextuality
1. Peter Cotterell, “Linguistics, Meaning, Semantics, and Discourse Analysis,” in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, Volume 1 (ed. Willem A. VanGemeren; Zondervan. 1997), 134-160.