Minna Nevala

List of John Benjamins publications for which Minna Nevala plays a role.

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Self- and Other-Reference in Social Contexts: From global to local discourses

Edited by Minna Nevala and Minna Palander-Collin

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 342] 2024. v, 190 pp. + index
Subjects Communication Studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Reference and Identity in Public Discourses

Edited by Ursula Lutzky and Minna Nevala

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 306] 2019. vi, 284 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English

Edited by Päivi Pahta, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Minna Palander-Collin

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 195] 2010. viii, 241 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

The Language of Daily Life in England (1400–1800)

Edited by Arja Nurmi, Minna Nevala and Minna Palander-Collin

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 183] 2009. vii, 312 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

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This chapter discusses plus-size group membership in Instagram (IG) posts published by the fashion retailer Fashion Nova Curve. Moreover, we focus on the ways in which self- and other-reference are used as tools for Intragroup Marginalization (IM). By IM we mean distancing by group members that… read more | Chapter
Palander-Collin, Minna and Minna Nevala 2024 Chapter 1. Self- and other-reference in social contexts: From global to local discoursesSelf- and Other-Reference in Social Contexts: From global to local discourses, Nevala, Minna and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 1–13
This introductory chapter sets the scene for the contributions to this volume which are all focused on the analysis of self- and other-reference in social contexts. In this chapter, we provide an overview of previous approaches to reference and context, offering a foundation on which the following… read more | Chapter
This chapter investigates discourses of mental health in the British parliament over two centuries (1800–2020). A pattern-driven approach is used to explore terminology related to mentally ill people, mental institutions, and mental health in general. The study focuses on lexical trends in… read more | Chapter
Nevala, Minna and Arja Nurmi 2020 Being Wilde: Social representation of the public image of Oscar WildeLate Modern English: Novel encounters, Kytö, Merja and Erik Smitterberg (eds.), pp. 315–331
This article focuses on the news reporting on Oscar Wilde during the 1895 trials in which he was accused of sodomy and gross indecency. We discuss the positive and negative labelling associated with Wilde during and after the trials. Our data are drawn from the British Library Newspapers,… read more | Chapter
This chapter studies the way in which an infamous nineteenth-century couple, Frederick and Maria Manning, was described in the news of a murder case, and how by the use of person reference they were placed into a particular social group. The interest is in whether the social representation of… read more | Chapter
Nevala, Minna and Ursula Lutzky 2019 Pragmatic explorations of reference and identity in public discoursesReference and Identity in Public Discourses, Lutzky, Ursula and Minna Nevala (eds.), pp. 1–16
This introductory chapter sets the scene for the contributions to this volume which are all focused on the analysis of reference and identity in public discourses. In this chapter, we provide an initial overview of previous research findings on reference and identity, and thus offer a foundation on… read more | Chapter
Nevala, Minna 2018 Chapter 6. “Ungenteel” and “rude”? On the use of thou in the eighteenth centuryPatterns of Change in 18th-century English: A sociolinguistic approach, Nevalainen, Terttu, Minna Palander-Collin and Tanja Säily (eds.), pp. 77–95
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Nevala, Minna 2017 Chapter 11. The public identity of Jack the Ripper in late nineteenth-century British newspapersDiachronic Developments in English News Discourse, Palander-Collin, Minna, Maura Ratia and Irma Taavitsainen (eds.), pp. 199–216
The article studies evaluative language in 200 newspaper articles from the latter half of 1888, focusing on the five canonical Ripper murders. The aim is to study terms used to refer to the Ripper and his murders on the basis of the parameters of intensity, solidarity, and objectivity. This pilot… read more | Chapter
Nevala, Minna and Anni Sairio 2017 Discord in eighteenth-century genteel correspondenceExploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics, Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 109–127
This chapter studies representations of discord in the correspondence of eighteenth-century English gentry. The study aims at charting various ways in which the upper classes negotiated conflict situations and cases where norms of society were challenged, by mapping the social meaning of relevant… read more | Chapter
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Nevala, Minna and Minna Palander-Collin 2010 “O England! England! She says – my Father – my Sisters – my friends! – shall I ever see you more?”: Reporting in 18th-century correspondenceDiscourses in Interaction, Tanskanen, Sanna-Kaisa, Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Marjut Johansson and Mia Raitaniemi (eds.), pp. 133–150
This study focuses on reporting in the letters of eighteenth-century writer Frances (Fanny) Burney. Our purpose is to study the occurrence of reporting from a socio-pragmatic perspective, with the aim of understanding the function of reporting in all its communicative situations as well as in… read more | Article
Nurmi, Arja and Minna Nevala 2010 The social space of an eighteenth-century governess: Modality and reference in the private letters and journals of Agnes PorterSocial Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English, Pahta, Päivi, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 163–189
Social space can be expressed by e.g. the use of modality and person reference. We discuss how variation in power and distance affects the ways an eighteenth-century governess, Agnes Porter, is constrained by her professional role, and by what linguistic means she negotiates shifts between… read more | Article
Pahta, Päivi, Minna Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala and Arja Nurmi 2010 Language practices in the construction of social roles in Late Modern EnglishSocial Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English, Pahta, Päivi, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 1–27
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Palander-Collin, Minna and Minna Nevala 2010 Reporting and social role construction in eighteenth-century personal correspondenceSocial Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English, Pahta, Päivi, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 111–133
Choosing who and what to report, writers adopt a position in interaction that serves their needs and expectations of the situation as well as the addressee’s expected needs. In this paper, we study reporting from a socio-pragmatic perspective with the aim of understanding the function of reporting… read more | Article
This article studies the use of nominal terms and pronouns as a means to refer to a third party, as well as to the writer him/herself and the addressee in written interaction. The purpose is to discuss the concepts of person reference and social deixis by looking at how the interactants’ social… read more | Article
The main aim of the article is to explore how interpersonal relations and social roles influence the form and function of person-referential terms in the Late Modern English letters written by, to, and about three members of the Lunar Society of Birmingham. The article discusses whether Levinson’s… read more | Article
Palander-Collin, Minna, Minna Nevala and Arja Nurmi 2009 The language of daily life in the history of English: Studying how macro meets microThe Language of Daily Life in England (1400–1800), Nurmi, Arja, Minna Nevala and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 1–23
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Nevala, Minna 2007 Inside and out: Forms of address in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century lettersLetter Writing, Nevalainen, Terttu and Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen (eds.), pp. 89–113
This article focuses on socio-pragmatic aspects of address forms in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century personal letters in the Corpus of Early English Correspondence (CEEC) by comparing the forms found inside and on the outside of a letter. In addition to providing a wider social perspective, the… read more | Article
Nevala, Minna 2004 Inside and out: Forms of address in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century lettersLetter Writing, Nevalainen, Terttu and Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen (eds.), pp. 271–296
This article focuses on socio-pragmatic aspects of address forms in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century personal letters in the Corpus of Early English Correspondence (CEEC) by comparing the forms found inside and on the outside of a letter. In addition to providing a wider social perspective, the… read more | Article
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