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LINGUIST List 21.1105

Sat Mar 06 2010

Books: Historical Ling/Text/Corpus Ling/General Ling: Culpeper, Kytö

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Early Modern English Dialogues: Culpeper, Kytö

Message 1: Early Modern English Dialogues: Culpeper, Kytö
Date: 03-Mar-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Early Modern English Dialogues: Culpeper, Kytö
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Title: Early Modern English Dialogues
Subtitle: Spoken Interaction as Writing
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Jonathan Culpeper
Author: Merja Kytö
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521835411 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521835411 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Abstract:

Language is largely comprised of face-to-face spoken interaction; however,
the method, description and theory of traditional historical accounts of
English have been largely based on scholarly and literary writings. Using
the Corpus of English Dialogues 1560-1760, Culpeper and Kytö offer a unique
account of the linguistic features in several speech-related written
genres, comprising trial proceedings, witness depositions, plays, fiction
and didactic works. The volume is the first to provide innovative analyses
of several neglected written genres, demonstrating how they might be
researched, and highlighting the theories which are needed to underpin this
research. Through this, the authors are able to create a fascinating
insight into what spoken interaction in Early Modern English might have
been like, providing an alternative perspective to that often presented in
traditional historical accounts of English.

Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction; 2.
Dialogic genres and their contexts; 3. The multiple contexts and multiple
discourses of dialogic genres; 4. The structures of spoken face-to-face
interaction and writing; 5. Lexical bundles; 6. Lexical repetitions; 7.
Cohesion: the case of AND; 8. Grammatical variation; 9. An introduction to
pragmatic noise; 10. Pragmatic noise: a survey of functions and contexts in
Early Modern English comedy plays; 11. Pragmatic noise: variation and
change in the Corpus of English Dialogues 1560-1760; 12. Pragmatic noise:
meanings and their development; 13. Social variation in interaction:
representing identities; 14. The distribution of talk: social roles in
trial proceedings and play-texts; 15. Pragmatic markers; 16. Summary and
concluding remarks; Appendix I; Appendix II; Indexes.


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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