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Wed Jan 28 2004

Books: Pragmatics: Hiltunen, Skaffari (Eds.)

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  1. paul, Discourse Perspectives on English: Hiltunen, Skaffari (Eds.)

Message 1: Discourse Perspectives on English: Hiltunen, Skaffari (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 09:57:05 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Discourse Perspectives on English: Hiltunen, Skaffari (Eds.)

Title: Discourse Perspectives on English
Subtitle: Medieval to modern
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 119
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins		 
Book URL: 

Editor: Risto Hiltunen, University of Turku 
Editor: Janne Skaffari, University of Turku 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114708, Pages: viii, 243 pp., Price: USD 114.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253617, Pages: viii, 243 pp., Price: EUR 95.00


Covering nearly one thousand years, this volume explores medieval and
modern English texts from fresh perspectives. Within the relatively
new field of historical discourse linguistics, the synchronic analysis
of large textual units and consideration of text-external features in
relation to discourse has so far received little attention. To fill
that gap, this volume offers studies of medieval instructional and
religious texts and correspondence from the early modern period. The
contributions highlight writer-audience relationships, the intended
use of texts, descriptions of text-type, and questions of orality and
manuscript contextualization. The topics, ranging from the reception
of Old English texts to the conventions of practical instruction in
Middle English to the epistolary construction of science in early
Modern English, are directly relevant to historical linguists,
discourse and text linguists, and students of the history of English.

Table of contents

Preface vii 
	Ruth Carroll, Risto Hiltunen, Matti Peikola, Janne Skaffari,
	Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen, Ellen Valle and Brita Warvik 1-12
"When you read or hear this story read": Issues of orality and
	literacy in Old English texts
	Brita Warvik 13-55 
Telling the anchorite code: Ancrene Wisse on language 
	Risto Hiltunen 57-76 

Lexical borrowings in early Middle English religious discourse: A case
	study of Sawles Warde
	Janne Skaffari 77-104 
The catalogue: A late Middle English Lollard genre? 
	Matti Peikola 105-135 
Recipes for laces: An example of a Middle English discourse colony 
	Ruth Carroll 137-165 
"Best patterns for your imitation": Early modern letter-writing
	instruction and real correspondence
	Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen 167-195 
"Let me not lose yr love & friendship": The negotiation of priority
	and the construction of a scientific identity in
	seventeenth-century natural history
	Ellen Valle 197-234 
Index 235-237

Lingfield(s):	Pragmatics 			 
Subject Language(s):	English (Language code: ENG)

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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