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Textual Healing: Studies in Medieval English Medical, Scientific and Technical Texts

by Javier E. Díaz Vera (Volume editor) Rosario Caballero (Volume editor)
©2010 Edited Collection XII, 213 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 101

Summary

The studies presented in this volume concentrate on different aspects of the medical, scientific and technical varieties of early English used in a wide range of medieval manuscripts. As the growing body of research published in recent years has shown, analysing the language of specialised texts is an opportunity to obtain access to the early history and vernacularisation of learned writing styles. It is an area of study in which all the contributors have considerable expertise, which affords them to present data findings while discussing important methodological issues. In addition, in most cases data derive from specially-designed ‘second-generation’ corpora, reflecting state-of-the-art approaches to historical linguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics. Theoretical issues concerning the digital edition of medical and scientific texts, their role in social network analysis, and their value in the identification of dialectal specific traits are highlighted by the authors.

Details

Pages
XII, 213
Year
2010
ISBN (PDF)
9783035100273
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039118229
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0351-0027-3
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (January)
Keywords
History of Science History of Technology History of Science and Technology Medieval History (until 1500) Literaturwissenschaft
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XII, 213 pp.

Biographical notes

Javier E. Díaz Vera (Volume editor) Rosario Caballero (Volume editor)

The Editors: Javier E. Díaz Vera is a lecturer of English and Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages of University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). His research interests focus on historical sociolinguistics and language change in the history of English. Rosario Caballero is a lecturer of English and Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages of University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). Her research interests pivot on metaphor research in discourse contexts and genre analysis.

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Title: Textual Healing: Studies in Medieval English Medical, Scientific and Technical Texts