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Tue Dec 01 2020

Books: Speech Representation in the History of English: Grund, Walker (eds.)

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Date: 08-Oct-2020
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Subject: Speech Representation in the History of English: Grund, Walker (eds.)
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Title: Speech Representation in the History of English
Subtitle: Topics and Approaches
Series Title: Oxford Studies in the History of English
Published: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Peter J Grund
Editor: Terry Walker
Hardback: ISBN: 9780190918064 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 125.00

"Speech Representation in the History of English" explores speech representation of the past, providing in-depth analyses of how speakers and writers mark, structure, and discuss a previous speech event or fictional speech. Focusing on the Early Modern English and the Late Modern English periods (1500-1900), this volume covers topics such as parentheses as markers of represented speech, the development of like as a reporting expression, the gradual formation of free indirect speech reporting, and the interpersonal functions of represented speech. Chapters draw on a wide range of methodologies, including historical sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and corpus linguistics, and cover many genres from witness depositions, literary texts, and letters, to the spoken language of the recent past.

In this comprehensive volume, Peter Grund and Terry Walker bring together a collection of works that use cutting-edge approaches to speech representation. Researchers and students of the history of English, sociolinguistics, and discourse studies alike will find "Speech Representation in the History of English" to be an invaluable addition to the field.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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