LINGUIST List 25.5131

Tue Dec 16 2014

Books: Letters as Loot: Rutten, Wal

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Date: 04-Dec-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Letters as Loot: Rutten, Wal
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Title: Letters as Loot
Subtitle: A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch
Series Title: Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics 2
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/ahs.2

Author: Gijsbert Rutten
Author: Marijke J. van der Wal
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269577 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 0.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200815 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200815 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027200815 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The study of letter writing is at the heart of the historical-sociolinguistic enterprise. Private letters, in particular, offer an unprecedented view on language history. This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper ranks, written by men as well as women.

The book discusses the key issues of formulaic language and the degree of orality of private letters, it questions the importance of letter-writing manuals, and reveals remarkable patterns of social, regional and gender variation in a wide range of linguistic features. Arguing for writing experience as an important factor in historical linguistics generally, the book offers numerous new perspectives on the history of Dutch.

The monograph is of interest to a wide readership, ranging from scholars of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, Germanic linguistics, sociology and social history to (advanced) graduate and postgraduate students in courses on language variation and change.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)

Written In: English (eng)

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