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Mon Aug 22 2011

Books: Historical Ling/Morphology/Text/Corpus Ling: Canon

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        1.     Laura Bally , The Use of Modal Expression Preference as a Marker of Style and Attribution: Canon

Message 1: The Use of Modal Expression Preference as a Marker of Style and Attribution: Canon
Date: 18-Aug-2011
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: The Use of Modal Expression Preference as a Marker of Style and Attribution: Canon
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Title: The Use of Modal Expression Preference as a Marker of Style and
Attribution
Subtitle: The Case of William Tyndale and the 1533 English Enchiridion Militis Christiani
Series Title: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics - Volume 76
Published: 2011
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?310832

Author: Elizabeth Bell Canon
Hardback: ISBN: 9781433108327 Pages: 179 Price: U.S. $ 73.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781433108327 Pages: 179 Price: U.K. £ 44.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781433108327 Pages: 179 Price: Europe EURO 49.30 Comment: for Germany EURO 52.80, for Austria EURO 54.20 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

Can an author's preference for expressing modality be quantified and then used
as a marker of attribution? This book explores the possibility of using the
subjunctive mood as an indicator of style and a marker of authorship in Early
Modern English texts. Using three works by the sixteenth-century biblical
translator and polemicist, William Tyndale, Elizabeth Bell Canon establishes a
predictable preference for certain types of modal expression. The theory of
subjunctive use as a marker of attribution was then tested on the anonymous
1533 English translation of Erasmus' Enchiridion Militis Christiani. Also included
in this book is a modern English spelling version Tyndale's The Parable of the
Wicked Mammon.

The Author: Elizabeth Bell Canon holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the
University of Georgia. She is currently Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the
University of Wisconsin at La Crosse.

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

Written In: English (eng )

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