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Title: Textual Healing: Studies in Medieval English Medical, Scientific and Technical Texts
Edited By: Javier E Díaz Vera
Rosario Caballero
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 101

The studies presented in this volume concentrate on different aspects of
the medical, scientific and technical varieties of early English used in a
wide range of medieval manuscripts. As the growing body of research
published in recent years has shown, analysing the language of specialised
texts is an opportunity to obtain access to the early history and
vernacularisation of learned writing styles. It is an area of study in
which all the contributors have considerable expertise, which affords them
to present data findings while discussing important methodological issues.
In addition, in most cases data derive from specially-designed
'second-generation' corpora, reflecting state-of-the-art approaches to
historical linguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics. Theoretical
issues concerning the digital edition of medical and scientific texts,
their role in social network analysis, and their value in the
identification of dialectal specific traits are highlighted by the authors.


Francisco Alonso-Almeida: Null Objects in Middle English Medical Texts -
Graham D. Caie: The Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow -
Javier Calle-Martín: Line-final Word Division in Late Middle English
Fachprosa: G.U.L. MS Hunter 497 (V.7.24) - Mark Chambers: What is this, a
betel, or a batowe, or a buskin lacyd?: Lexicological Confusion in Medieval
Clothing Culture - Javier E. Díaz Vera: Analysing the Diffusion of
Scientific Metaphors through a Corpus of Middle English Medical Texts -
María Laura Esteban-Segura: Punctuation Practice in G.U.L. MS Hunter 509 -
Teresa Marqués-Aguado: The Dialectal Provenance of G.U.L. MS Hunter 513 -
David Moreno-Olalla/Antonio Miranda-García: An Annotated Corpus of Middle
English Scientific Prose: Aims and Features - Nadia Obegi-Gallardo: A
Lexical Study of The Book of Operation (G.U.L. MS Hunter 95 (T.4.12)
ff.82r-156v): Illnesses and Treatment - Elena Quintana-Toledo: Orality in
the Middle English Medical Recipes of G.U.L. Hunter 185 - Irma
Taavitsainen: Early English Scientific Writing: New Corpora, New Approaches.

The Editors:

Javier E. Díaz Vera is a lecturer of English and Linguistics in the
Department of Modern Languages of University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain).
His research interests focus on historical sociolinguistics and language
change in the history of English.

Rosario Caballero is a lecturer of English and Linguistics in the
Department of Modern Languages of University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain).
Her research interests pivot on metaphor research in discourse contexts and
genre analysis.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039118226
ISBN-13: 9783039118229
Pages: 225
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