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Metadiscourse in Middle English and Early Modern English Religious Texts

A corpus-based study


Sandra Boggel

Contents: Intertextual and intratextual metadiscourse – Speech-act theory – Personal and impersonal metadiscourse – Linguistic variation, vagueness, and multifunctionality – Historical development of metadiscourse in sermons, religious treatises, and in secular texts – Compiling a historical corpus of religious texts – The statistical analysis of metadiscourse.