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Wed Aug 13 2003

Books: Historical Ling, English: Taavitsainen, Pahta

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  1. jreid, Scientific and Medical Writing in English, 1375-1500

Message 1: Scientific and Medical Writing in English, 1375-1500

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:47:38 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Scientific and Medical Writing in English, 1375-1500

Title: Scientific and Medical Writing in English, 1375-1500
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Editor: Irma Taavitsainen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 
Editor: Paivi Pahta, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521831334, Pages: 280, Price: $60.00*
Comment: Price subject to change

The late Middle Ages in England saw a flowering of scientific writing
in the vernacular that moved English discourse in new directions and
established new textual genres. This book examines the sociolinguistic
causes and effects of that process, based on the empirical evidence
from manuscripts and computerized files. Topics covered include
scriptorial "house-styles", code-switching, translation strategies,
and transmission processes. The book offers important new insights
into vernacularization phenomena, and will be welcomed by historical
linguists and medievalists alike.

P�ivi Pahta, Irma Taavitsainen, Claire Jones, Juhani Norri, Martti
M�kinen, Ruth Carroll, Linda Ehrsam Voigts

1. Vernacularisation of scientific and medical writing in its
sociohistorical context; 2. Discourse communities and medical texts;
3. Transferring classical discourse forms into the vernacular;
4. Code-switching in medieval medical writing; 5. Entrances and exits
in English medical vocabulary, 1400-1550; 6. Herbal recipes and
recipes in herbals--intertextuality in early English medical writing;
7. Middle English recipes: vernacularisation of a text-type; 8. The
'Declaracions' of Richard of Wallingford: A case study of a Middle
English astrological treatise; 9. Scriptorial "house-styles" and
discourse communities

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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