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 variousaspects of the witness depositions comprising "An Electronic Text Edition ofDepositions 1560-1760" (ETED) on the accompanying CD-ROM.ETEDcombines modern corpus linguistic methodology and editorial theory, andmakes available faithful transcriptions of 905 depositions drawn frommanuscripts from different areas of early modern England. The depositions,which total c. 267,000 words, cover testimony by men and women of differentages and social strata. In order to cater to a variety of uses and users, theETED CD-ROM provides the depositions in five electronic formats (XML,resolved XML, HTML, TXT and PDF), as well as a data retrieval program anda number of support files.

The book explores the genre, the socio-historical and legal background, andthe language of depositions. Together with the book, ETED constitutes asignificant resource for researchers of corpus linguistics, historicalpragmatics 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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