A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics - Volume 76
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
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.