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What’s in a Word? Pairs and Merisms in 3 Nephi

TitleWhat’s in a Word? Pairs and Merisms in 3 Nephi
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHallen, Cynthia L., and Josh Sorenson
Corporate AuthorsELANG 324 Students
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination152-157, 174
Type of ArticleWhat's in a Word?
Keywords3 Nephi; King James Bible; Language; Merism; Word Pairs

Cynthia Hallen invited students in her History of the English Language course to search for conjoined word pairs in the scriptures as a term project. They searched for pairs of words linked with conjunctions in order to better understand the meaning of selected set expressions in the King James Bible and the Book of Mormon. Hallen summarizes and comments on their research.