Marina Dossena

List of John Benjamins publications for which Marina Dossena plays a role.


Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | History of linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Letter Writing in Late Modern Europe

Edited by Marina Dossena and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 218] 2012. vii, 254 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Historical linguistics | Pragmatics
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Lexicography | Pragmatics | Semantics
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics


Dossena, Marina 2022 “Gems of elocution and humour”: Ideology, prescription and (self-)educational materialsEarlier North American Englishes, Kytö, Merja and Lucia Siebers (eds.), pp. 183–202 | Chapter
Recommended usage of linguistic forms has often been based on ideological tenets, such as in the case of early American English, when attention was paid to its patriotic value. Ideology is found in grammars, dictionaries, and in other more popular genres, the relatively low cost of which made… read more
In Late Modern times, both usage guides and letter-writing manuals commented on language etiquette, providing guidance on how to address specific recipients according to their rank, age, and gender, how to approach certain topics, and how to convey mutual status relying exclusively on language.… read more
This chapter discusses some nineteenth-century Scottish authors, lexicographers, and periodicals that are frequently cited as sources in the Oxford English Dictionary, in order to assess their role in the expansion of English vocabulary that occurred throughout Late Modern times. As these citations… read more
In political communication group identity construal is often oversimplified: the supposed homogeneity of individual groups is emphasized, while their mutual antagonism is highlighted. This phenomenon also has considerable time depth and even influences the historical (re)construction and… read more
Dossena, Marina 2019 Chapter 2. “There were always Indians passing to and fro”: Notes on the representation of Native Americans in CHET documentsWriting History in Late Modern English: Explorations of the Coruña Corpus, Moskowich, Isabel, Begoña Crespo, Luis Puente-Castelo and Leida Maria Monaco (eds.), pp. 22–39 | Chapter
Emigrants’ letters have finally become the object of linguistic investigation since language historians have joined historians in their study of correspondence as a valuable research tool. In historical sociolinguistics and historical pragmatics, in particular, letters have proved useful in studies… read more
Dossena, Marina 2016 On the shoulders of giants: An overview on the discussion of science and philosophy in Late Modern times'The Conditioned and the Unconditioned': Late Modern English texts on philosophy, Moskowich, Isabel, Gonzalo Camiña, Inés Lareo and Begoña Crespo (eds.), pp. 77–97 | Article
This contribution aims to outline the main ways in which solidarity is elicited in nineteenth-century narratives of ocean crossings. In addition to materials transcribed for the Corpus of Nineteenth-century Scottish Correspondence (19CSC) and those available in the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing… read more
Dossena, Marina 2015 IntroductionTransatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English, Dossena, Marina (ed.), pp. 1–12 | Article
Dossena, Marina 2012 The study of correspondence: Theoretical and methodological issuesLetter Writing in Late Modern Europe, Dossena, Marina and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti (eds.), pp. 13–30 | Article
Language, be it remember’d, is not an abstract construction of the learn’d, or of dictionary-makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground. Its final decisions are made… read more
Dossena, Marina and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti 2012 IntroductionLetter Writing in Late Modern Europe, Dossena, Marina and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Article
Dossena, Marina 2010 Building trust through (self-)appraisal in nineteenth-century business correspondenceSocial Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English, Pahta, Päivi, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 191–209 | Article
This paper analyzes the main strategies employed by encoders of nineteenth-century business letters to encourage the trust of the recipient or to show their trust in the recipient’s skills and qualities, so that successful business relationships may develop. Relying on the sample of business… read more
Gotti, Maurizio, Marina Dossena and Richard Dury 2008 IntroductionEnglish Historical Linguistics 2006: Selected papers from the fourteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 14), Bergamo, 21–25 August 2006, Gotti, Maurizio, Marina Dossena and Richard Dury (eds.), pp. ix–xiv | Miscellaneous
Dossena, Marina 2003 ScotsGermanic Standardizations: Past to Present, Deumert, Ana and Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), pp. 383–404 | Article