The Dynamics of Text and Framing Phenomena

Historical approaches to paratext and metadiscourse in English

ORCID logoMatti Peikola | University of Turku
ORCID logoBirte Bös | University of Duisburg-Essen
ISBN 9789027207883 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260550 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main 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