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LINGUIST List 18.203

Fri Jan 19 2007

Books: Discourse Analysis/Historical Ling/Pragmatics: Arnovick

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Written Reliquaries: Arnovick


Message 1: Written Reliquaries: Arnovick
Date: 16-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Written Reliquaries: Arnovick


Title: Written Reliquaries
Subtitle: The resonance of orality in medieval English texts
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 153
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20153

Author: Leslie Arnovick
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253965 Pages: 292 Price: U.S. $ 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253965 Pages: 292 Price: U.K. £ 138.00
Abstract:

The resonance of orality in medieval English texts establishes the
linguistic component of orality and oral tradition. The relics it examines
are traces of spoken performance, artifacts of linguistic and cultural
processes. Seven case studies animate verbal acts of making promises,
quoting proverbs, pronouncing curses, speaking gibberish, praying Pater
Nosters, invoking saints, and keeping silence. The study of their resonance
is enabled by a methodological conjunction of historical pragmatics and
oral theory. Insights from oral theory enlighten spoken traditions which in
turn may be understood in the larger historical-pragmatic context of
linguistic performance. The inquiry ranges across broad as well as narrow
planes of reference to trace a complex set of cultural and linguistic
interactions. In this way it reconstructs relevant discursive contexts,
giving detailed accounts of underlying assumptions, traditions, and
conventions. Doing so, the book demonstrates that an integrated methodology
not only allows access to oral discourse in both Old English and Middle
English but also provides insight into the fluid medieval interchange of
literacy and orality.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments, ix
List of Figures, xi
Preface, 1-7
Reconstructing Spoken Performance in Medieval Texts: A Joint Exploration in
Oral Theory and Historical Pragmatics, 9-23

Oral Relics in Old English

Speaking Gibberish, 27-59
Praying the Pater Noster, 61-90
Invoking Saints, 91-134
Keeping Silence, 135-151

Oral Relics in Middle English

Making Promises, 155-174
Quoting Proverbs, 175-194
Pronouncing Book Curses, 195-213

Conclusion, 215-222
Appendices, 223-243
Notes, 245-264
Bibliography, 265-283
Index, 285-292

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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