Norms and Conventions in the History of English

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| University of Duisburg-Essen
| University of Augsburg
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ISBN 9789027203243 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
 
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This volume explores changing norms and conventions in the English language, as displayed in a broad range of historical data from more than five centuries. The contributions discuss the interplay of sociocultural conditions, specific discourse traditions and structural aspects of language, paying special attention to the communities where norms and conventions are displayed and shaped in verbal interaction. The volume is enriched by systematic terminological clarifications, interdisciplinary approaches and the introduction of new methods like network analysis and advanced analytical tools and forms of visualisation into the diachronic investigation of historical texts.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 347]  2019.  v, 215 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Linguistic norms and conventions: Past and present
Birte Bös and Claudia Claridge
1–6
Usage guides and the Age of Prescriptivism
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
7–28
“Splendidly prejudiced”: Words for disapproval in English usage guides
Don Chapman
29–47
Paradigm shifts in 19th-century British grammar writing: A network of texts and authors
Beatrix Busse, Kirsten Gather and Ingo Kleiber
49–71
Promotional conventions on English title-pages up to 1550: Modifiers of time, scope, and quality
Mari-Liisa Varila and Matti Peikola
73–97
What can we learn from constructed speech errors?: Mrs Malaprop revisited
Lucia Kornexl
99–128
The proverbial discourse tradition in the history of English: A usage-based view
Claudia Lückert
129–148
Testing a stylometric tool in the study of Middle English documentary texts
Martti Mäkinen
149–166
Pragmatic and formulaic uses of shall and will in Older Scots and Early Modern English official letter writing
Christine Elsweiler
167–190
Studying dialect spelling in its own right: Suggestions from a case study
Göran Wolf
191–212
Index
213–215
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019004258