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Studies in Late Modern English Correspondence

Methodology and Data

Series:

Marina Dossena and Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Contents: Marina Dossena/Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade: Introduction – Arja Nurmi/Minna Palander-Collin: Letters as a Text Type: Interaction in Writing – Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade: Letters as a Source for Reconstructing Social Networks: The Case of Robert Lowth – Susan M. Fitzmaurice: Epistolary Identity: Convention and Idiosyncrasy in Late Modern English Letters – Richard Dury: Handwriting and the Linguistic Study of Letters – Anni Sairio: Bluestocking Letters and the Influence of Eighteenth-Century Grammars – Lyda Fens-de Zeeuw: The Letter-Writing Manual in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: From Polite to Practical – Tony Fairman: Strike-Throughs: What Textual Alterations can Tell us about Writers and their Scripts, 1795-1835 – Anita Auer: «The letter wihch that I wrote»: Self-corrections in Late Modern English Letters – Marina Dossena: «We beg leave to refer to your decision»: Pragmatic Traits of Nineteenth-Century Business Correspondence – Stefan Dollinger: Colonial Variation in the Late Modern English Business Letter: ‘Periphery and Core’ or ‘Random Variation’?