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Communicating Early English Manuscripts

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Part of Studies in English Language

Andreas H. Jucker, Päivi Pahta, Thomas Kohnen, Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti, Patricia Deery Kurtz, Linda Ehrsam Voigts, Maurizio Gotti, Stefania Maci, Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Merja Stenroos, Martti Mäkinen, Minna Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala, Susan Fitzmaurice, Marina Dossena, Graham D. Caie, Jonathan Culpeper, Jane Demmen, Turo Hiltunen, Ville Marttila, Maura Ratia, Carla Suhr, Jukka Tyrkkö, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, Alpo Honkapohja, Jeremy Smith, Christian Kay, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Matti Rissanen
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521193290

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  • In an obvious way, manuscripts communicate. This is the first book to focus on the communicative aspects of English manuscripts from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. It investigates how the authors and scribes of these manuscripts communicated with their audiences, how the characters depicted in these manuscripts communicate with each other, and how the manuscripts communicate with scholars and audiences in the 21st century. It covers a wide variety of genres, such as stories, scientific writing, witchcraft records, personal letters, war correspondence, courtroom records, and plays. The volume demonstrates how these handwritten texts can be used to analyse the history of language as communication between individuals and groups, and discusses the challenges these documents present to present-day scholars. It is unique in bringing together studies by distinguished international experts examining primary handwritten sources from the perspectives of several fields, including historical pragmatics, historical sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics and literary scholarship.

    • Uses handwritten texts as evidence of communication from a range of genres, including stories, scientific writing, witchcraft records, personal letters, war correspondence, courtroom records, and plays
    • Combines manuscript studies with pragmatics to provide new perspectives for readers accustomed to approaching the data from one angle
    • Consists of methodologically sound case studies by distinguished experts in the field
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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521193290
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 159 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Communicating manuscripts: authors, scribes, readers, listeners and communicating characters Andreas H. Jucker and Päivi Pahta
    Part I. Authors, Scribes and their Audiences:
    2. Commonplace-book communication: role shifts and text functions in Robert Reynes's notes contained in MS Tanner 407 Thomas Kohnen
    3. Textuality in late medieval England: two case studies Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti
    4. The significance of now-dispersed Bute 13: a mixed-language scientific manuscript Patricia Deery Kurtz and Linda Ehrsam Voigts
    5. Communicating attitudes and values through language choices: diatopic and diastratic variation in Mary Magdalene in MS Digby 133 Maurizio Gotti and Stefania Maci
    6. Constructing the audiences of the Old Bailey Trials 1674–1834 Elizabeth Closs Traugott
    Part II. Communicating through Handwritten Correspondence:
    7. A defiant gentleman or 'the strengest thiefe of Wales': reinterpreting the politics in a medieval correspondence Merja Stenroos and Martti Mäkinen
    8. Sociopragmatic aspects of person reference in Nathaniel Bacon's letters Minna Palander-Collin and Minna Nevala
    9. Poetic collaboration and competition in the late seventeenth century: George Stepney's letters to Jacob Tonson and Matthew Prior Susan Fitzmaurice
    10. Handwritten communication in nineteenth-century business correspondence Marina Dossena
    Part III. From Manuscript to Print:
    11. The relationship between MS Hunter 409 and the 1532 edition of Chaucer's works edited by William Thynne Graham D. Caie
    12. The development of play-texts: from manuscript to print Jonathan Culpeper and Jane Demmen
    13. Communicating Galen's Methodus medendi in Middle and Early Modern English Päivi Pahta, Turo Hiltunen, Ville Marttila, Maura Ratia, Carla Suhr and Jukka Tyrkkö
    14. Prepositional modifiers in early English medical prose: a study ON their historical development IN noun phrases Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, Alpo Honkapohja and Päivi Pahta
    15. The pragmatics of punctuation in Older Scots Jeremy Smith and Christian Kay
    Part IV. Manuscripts and their Communicating Characters:
    16. Greetings and farewells in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Andreas H. Jucker
    17. Attitudes of the accused in the Salem witchcraft trials Leena Kahlas-Tarkka and Matti Rissanen.

  • Editors

    Päivi Pahta, University of Tampere, Finland
    Päivi Pahta is Professor of English Philology in the School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies at the University of Tampere.

    Andreas H. Jucker, Universität Zürich
    Andreas H. Jucker is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Zurich.

    Contributors

    Andreas H. Jucker, Päivi Pahta, Thomas Kohnen, Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti, Patricia Deery Kurtz, Linda Ehrsam Voigts, Maurizio Gotti, Stefania Maci, Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Merja Stenroos, Martti Mäkinen, Minna Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala, Susan Fitzmaurice, Marina Dossena, Graham D. Caie, Jonathan Culpeper, Jane Demmen, Turo Hiltunen, Ville Marttila, Maura Ratia, Carla Suhr, Jukka Tyrkkö, Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, Alpo Honkapohja, Jeremy Smith, Christian Kay, Leena Kahlas-Tarkka, Matti Rissanen

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