Chapter published in:Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English
Edited by Peter Petré, Hubert Cuyckens and Frauke D'hoedt
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 343] 2018
► pp. 41–60
News and relations
Highlighted textual labels in the titles of early modern news pamphlets
This paper is a pragma-philological examination of the textual labels and visual features in the titles and title pages of 53 early modern sensationalist news pamphlets. The analysis shows that certain textual labels are favored over others, that textual labels were not highlighted until the 1640s, and that before that time the overall visual layout of the title page was a more important genre marker than textual labels. These developments in the conventionalization of textual labels can be tied in with increasing literacy and access to printed texts of the unlearned masses that were the primary readership of these pamphlets.
Keywords: historical linguistics, pragmatics, pragma-philology, English, news pamphlets, genre, textual labels, titles, illustrations
Published online: 04 July 2018
Brayman Hackell, Heidi
Carroll, Ruth, Matti Peikola, Hanna Salmi, Mari-Liisa Varila, Matti Peikola & Risto Hiltunen
2003 “Life is ruled and governed by opinion”: The Lampeter corpus of Early Modern English tracts manual of information. https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/phil/english/sections/linguist/real/independent/lampeter/manual/pages/contents.html (26 February, 2015.)
Lampeter corpus of Early Modern English tracts
Luborsky, Ruth Samson
Meurman-Solin, Anneli & Jukka Tyrkkö
(eds.) 2013 Principles and practices for the editing and annotation of diachronic data (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change 14). Helsinki: VARIENG. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/14/ (9 October, 2017.)
2013 Investigating genre through title-pages: Plague treatises of the Stuart period in focus. In Anneli Meurman-Solin & Jukka Tyrkkö (eds.), Principles and practices for the editing and annotation of diachronic data (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change 14). Helsinki: VARIENG. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/series/volumes/14/ratia/ (9 October, 2017.)
Shevlin, Eleanor F.
Tyrkkö, Jukka, Ville Marttila & Carla Suhr
2013 The Culpeper Project: Digital editing of title-pages. In Anneli Meurman-Solin & Jukka Tyrkkö (eds.), Principles and practices for the editing and annotation of diachronic data (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change 14). Helsinki: VARIENG. http://www.helsinki.fi/varieng/journal/volumes/14/tyrkko_marttila_suhr/ (9 October, 2017.)
Van Dijk, Teun A.
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