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Title: Das konfessionelle Flugblatt 1563–1580 [The Religious Pamphlet, 1563–1580]
Subtitle: Eine Studie zur historischen Semiotik und Textanalyse
Written By: Nina-Maria Klug
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182713?rskey=38NneG&format=G
Series Title: Studia Linguistica Germanica 112
Description:

The written genre of the religious pamphlet stands out as a deeply
characteristic form of public communication in the early modern period, not
least on account of its inseparable combination of language and images.
This study undertakes an analysis of semiotically complex religious
pamphlets from the late 16th century, thereby making a contribution to
research in linguistic history that is culturally oriented. In the process,
it illustrates the opportunities for using frame semantics to analyze both
verbal and visual texts.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Semiotics
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ISBN-13: 9783110285987
Pages: 628
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ISBN-13: 9783110285901
Pages: 628
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