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Wed Jul 02 2014

Books: Early Modern English Dialogues: Culpeper, Kytö

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Subject: Early Modern English Dialogues: Culpeper, Kytö
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Title: Early Modern English Dialogues
Subtitle: Spoken Interaction as Writing
Published: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Jonathan Culpeper
Author: Merja Kytö
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107421158 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 26.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107421158 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 40.99

Language is largely comprised of face-to-face spoken interaction; however, the method, description and theory of traditional historical accounts of English have been largely based on scholarly and literary writings. Using the Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760, in this book Culpeper and Kytö offer a unique account of the linguistic features in several speech-related written genres, comprising trial proceedings, witness depositions, plays, fiction and didactic works. The volume is the first to provide innovative analyses of several neglected written genres, demonstrating how they might be researched, and highlighting the theories which are needed to underpin this research. Through this, the authors are able to create a fascinating insight into what spoken interaction in Early Modern English might have been like, providing an alternative perspective to that often presented in traditional historical accounts of English.

Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction; 2. Dialogic genres and their contexts; 3. The multiple contexts and multiple discourses of dialogic genres; 4. The structures of spoken face-to-face interaction and writing; 5. Lexical bundles; 6. Lexical repetitions; 7. Cohesion: the case of AND; 8. Grammatical variation; 9. An introduction to pragmatic noise; 10. Pragmatic noise: a survey of functions and contexts in Early Modern English comedy plays; 11. Pragmatic noise: variation and change in the Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760; 12. Pragmatic noise: meanings and their development; 13. Social variation in interaction: representing identities; 14. The distribution of talk: social roles in trial proceedings and play-texts; 15. Pragmatic markers; 16. Summary and concluding remarks; Appendix I; Appendix II; Indexes.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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