The Dynamics of Text and Framing Phenomena

Historical approaches to paratext and metadiscourse in English

| University of Turku
| University of Duisburg-Essen
ISBN 9789027207883 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260550 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume explores the complex relations of texts and their contextualising elements, drawing particularly on the notions of paratext, metadiscourse and framing. It aims at developing a more comprehensive historical understanding of these phenomena, covering a wide time span, from Old English to the 20th century, in a range of historical genres and contexts of text production, mediation and consumption. However, more fundamentally, it also seeks to expand our conception of text and the communicative ‘spaces’ surrounding them, and probe the explanatory potential of the concepts under investigation. Though essentially rooted in historical linguistics and philology, the twelve contributions of this volume are also open to insights from other disciplines (such as medieval manuscript studies and bibliography, but also information studies, marketing studies, and even digital electronics), and thus tackle opportunities and challenges in researching the dynamics of text and framing phenomena in a historical perspective.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 317]  2020.  vii, 313 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. Conceptualisations of text and framing phenomena
Chapter 1. Framing framing: The multifaceted phenomena of paratext, metadiscourse and framing
Birte Bös and Matti Peikola
Chapter 2. On the dynamic interaction between peritext and epitext: Punch magazine as a case study
Jukka Tyrkkö and Jenni Räikkönen
Chapter 3. The footnote in Late Modern English historiographical writing
Claudia Claridge and Sebastian Wagner
Chapter 4. Threshold-switching: Paratextual functions of scribal colophons in Old and Middle English manuscripts
Wendy Scase
Chapter 5. Framing material in early literacy: Presenting literacy and its agents in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts
Ursula Lenker
Part II. Framing and audience orientation
Chapter 6. Paratext and ideology in 17th-century news genres: A comparative discourse analysis of paratextual elements in news broadside ballads and occasional news pamphlets
Elisabetta Cecconi
Chapter 7. “All which I offer with my own experience” An approach to persuasive advertising strategies in the prefatory matter of 17th-century English midwifery treatises
M. Victoria Domínguez-Rodríguez and Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez Rodríguez
Chapter 8. “I write not to expert practitioners, but to learners” Perceptions of reader-friendliness in early modern printed books
Hanna Salmi
Chapter 9. Book producers’ comments on text-organisation in early 16th-century English printed paratexts
Mari-Liisa Varila
Part III. Form and layout in framing
Chapter 10. Paratextual features in 18th-century medical writing: Framing contents and expanding the text
Elisabetta Lonati
Chapter 11. Recuperating Older Scots in the early 18th century
Jeremy J. Smith
Chapter 12. Paratext, information studies, and Middle English manuscripts
Colette Moore
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020032620 | Marc record