Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past

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| University of Turku
| University of Turku
| University of Turku
| University of Turku
| Åbo Akademi University
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This volume presents a variety of pragmatic and discourse analytical approaches to a wide range of linguistic data and historical texts, including data from English, French, Irish, Latin, and Spanish. This diversity of research questions and methods is a feature of the field of historical pragmatics, which by its very nature has to take into account the multiplicity of historical contexts and the infinite variety of human interaction. This is highlighted in the book’s introduction by means of the metaphor of "opening windows". Each chapter is a window affording a different view of the linguistic and textual landscape. Some of these windows were opened by historical linguists who have acquired discourse perspectives, some by pragmaticians with historical interests, and others by literary scholars drawing from linguistic pragmatics. Contributors include L. J. Brinton, A. H. Jucker, F. Salager-Meyer, I. Taavitsainen, B. Wehr, L. Wright, and sixteen others.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 134]  2005.  x, 418 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
A frame for windows: On studying texts and discourses of the past
Matti Peikola and Janne Skaffari
1–4
Discourse in the public sphere
5
News discourse: Mass media communication from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century
Andreas H. Jucker
7–21
Advertising discourse in eighteenth-century English newspapers
Maurizio Gotti
23–38
Presidential inaugural addresses: A study in a genre development
Natalia Kovalyova
39–52
Freedom of speech at stake: Fallacies in some political discourses in the Early Republic
Juhani Rudanko
53–63
Text-initiating strategies in eighteenth-century newspaper headlines
Patrick Studer
65–79
Science and academia
81
Patterns of agentivity and narrativity in early science discourse
Heidrun Dorgeloh
83–94
The economics academic lecture in the nineteenth century: Marshall's Lectures to Women
Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti
95–107
Contesting authorities: John Wilkins' use of and attitude towards the Bible, the classics and contemporary science in The Discovery of a World in the Moone (1638)
Marko Oja
109–122
Personal pronouns in argumentation: An early tobacco controversy
Maura Ratia
123–141
Criticism under scrutiny: A diachronic and cross-cultural outlook on academic conflict (1810–1995)
Françoise Salager-Meyer
143–160
The underlying pattern of the Renaissance botanical genrepinax
Philippe Selosse
161–178
Genres and the appropriation of science: Loci communes in English in the late medieval and early modern period
Irma Taavitsainen
179–196
Letters and litterature
197
Chaucer's narrators and audiences: Self-deprecating discourse in Book of the Duchess and House of Fame
Michael Foster
199–213
Discourse on a par with syntax, or the effects of the linguistic organisation of letters on the diachronic characterisation of the text type
Javier Pérez-Guerra
215–235
Verba sic spernit mea: The usage of rupture of coherence in Seneca's tragedies
Augustin Speyer
237–256
Discourse and pragmatics
257
‘Ther been thinges thre, the whiche thynges troublen al this erthe’: The discourse-pragmatics of ‘demonstrative which’
Alexander Bergs
259–277
Processes underlying the development of pragmatic markers: The case of (I) say
Laurel J. Brinton
279–299
From certainty to doubt: The evolution of the discourse marker voire in French
Amalia Rodríguez Somolinos
301–317
Politeness as a distancing device in the passive and in indefinite pronouns
Jun-ichi Toyota
319–339
Language contact and discourse
341
Discourse features of code-switching in legal reports in late medieval England
Mary Catherine Davidson
343–351
Focusing strategies in Old French and Old Irish
Barbara Wehr
353–379
Medieval mixed-language business discourse and the rise of Standard English
Laura Wright
381–399
Author Index
401–407
Subject Index
409–416
“This collection simultaneously covers a diverse range of topics and issues related to contemporary discourse studies, including media, political rhetoric, argumentative, and expository literary discourse, pragmatics, language switching, business writing, etc. The volume, as such, provides a valuable groundwork for scholars with interests not only in diachronic perspectives on discourse, but for those who are interested in the social changes from a multidisciplinary point of view, genre theory, social sciences, etc. This volume provides subtle and revealing explorations of various issues related to historical discourses and at the same time it poses questions and provides answers that will impact on future thinking about pragmatics, and discourse and society in general and about historical discourse linguistics.”
“[...] the extension and consistency of the articles in this volume is rich and presents a variety of papers on very different issues, at the same time autonomous and worth a further insight on the one side, interdependent and contributing to reinforce the dynamic framework of historical pragmatics on the other.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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