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LINGUIST List 22.4500

Thu Nov 10 2011

Books: Sociolinguistics/Historical Ling: Kytö, Grund, Walker (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England: Kytö, Grund, Walker (Eds)


Message 1: Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England: Kytö, Grund, Walker (Eds)
Date: 09-Nov-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England: Kytö, Grund, Walker (Eds)
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Title: Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England
Subtitle: Including a CD-ROM containing An Electronic Text Edition of Depositions 1560–1760 (ETED)
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/z.162

Author: Merja Kytö
Author: Peter J. Grund
Author: Terry Walker
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027211804 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027211804 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027211804 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

"Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England" examines various
aspects of the witness depositions comprising "An Electronic Text Edition of
Depositions 1560-1760" (ETED) on the accompanying CD-ROM.ETED
combines modern corpus linguistic methodology and editorial theory, and
makes available faithful transcriptions of 905 depositions drawn from
manuscripts from different areas of early modern England. The depositions,
which total c. 267,000 words, cover testimony by men and women of different
ages and social strata. In order to cater to a variety of uses and users, the
ETED CD-ROM provides the depositions in five electronic formats (XML,
resolved XML, HTML, TXT and PDF), as well as a data retrieval program and
a number of support files.

The book explores the genre, the socio-historical and legal background, and
the language of depositions. Together with the book, ETED constitutes a
significant resource for researchers of corpus linguistics, historical
pragmatics and historical sociolinguistics, and for social and legal historians.

Linguistic Field(s): Artificial Intelligence
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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