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Thu Feb 23 2017

Books: The Birth of the Academic Article: Banks

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Date: 10-Feb-2017
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: The Birth of the Academic Article: Banks
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Title: The Birth of the Academic Article
Subtitle: Le Journal des Sçavans and the Philosophical Transactions, 1665-1700
Published: 2017
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Book URL: https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/birth-academic-article-david-banks/

Author: David Banks
Hardback: ISBN: 9781781792322 Pages: 216 Price: U.S. $ 100 Comment: £75
Abstract:

This study is a linguistic analysis of the first two academic periodicals from their creation in 1665 until the end of the seventeenth century. These were Le Journal des Sçavans in France and the Philosophical Transactions in England. The analysis is carried out within the framework of Systemic Functional Linguistics. The linguistic features and aspects of the theory necessary for understanding the rest of the book are explained, and the historical situation is described in order to place the texts in the context from which they derived. The corpus is made up of a selection of issues for the years 1665, 1675, 1685 and 1694/5, totalling over 66,000 words for Le Journal des Sçavans, and over 77,000 words for the Philosophical Transactions. Thematic structure and progression, types of process, expressions of modality, and nominalised processes are studied in each of the periodicals and the results compared. It is shown that differences in the results for the two journals derive from differing editorial decisions, which themselves are engendered by the historical context.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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