The Virtues of Language
History in language, linguistics and texts
Papers in memory of Thomas Frank
Dieter Stein | Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Rosanna Sornicola | Università di Napoli "Federico II"
The volume contains 13 specially written specialist articles on a wide range of subjects within the ambit of the history of the English language and prominent literary uses of it. In uniting linguistic and literary pursuits in a single volume, it follows the noble Neapolitan scholar’s research interests, as well as representing topics that figure prominently in any comprehensive university course in English. Subjects range from the rise of the present progressive in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle via issues in Medieval English, concepts of language inherent in the Early Modern English grammatical treatises and an evaluation of their value as evidence for the development of the language, the “new science” and language in the 17th century, on literary issues like the “implied director” in Macbeth, Sir Elyot’s Enigmatic “Image of Governance”, English history reflected in Ben Jonson to the history of text types and Jespersen’s reading of Saussure’s “Cours”. Apart from an introductory section with articles on Frank’s biography, his scientific activities and his impact on the field, the book contains work by Susan Fitzmaurice, Nicola Pantaleo, Gabriella Di Martino, Konrad Koerner, Stefano Manferlotti, Uwe Baumann, Anna Maria Palombi Cataldi, Rosanna Sornicola and Dieter Stein.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 87] 1998. viii, 232 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Part I: Thomas Frank: Appraisals of his Life and Work
Thomas Frank, 1925-1990E.F.K. Koerner | p. 3
Thomas Frank in the Neapolitan EnvironmentRosanna Sornicola | p. 11
Honoring Thomas Frank: Introduction and Overview of the ContributionsRosanna Sornicola and Dieter Stein | p. 15
Part II: Studies in the History of the English Language
Grammaticalisation, Textuality and Subjectivity: The Progressive and the Anglo-Saxon ChronicleSusan Fitzmaurice | p. 21
The Language of ‘wit’ in Piers PlowmanNicola Pantaleo | p. 51
Relative Sentences in late Middle English: The Paston and the Cely LettersDieter Stein | p. 67
Part III: Studies in the History of Language and Linguistics
The Interpretation of Historical Sources as a Problem for Diachronic Typology: Word-order in English Rhetorical and Grammatical Treatises of the XVIth and Early XVIIth CenturiesRosanna Sornicola | p. 81
The ‘new science’ and the New Language in Seventeenth Century EnglandGabriella di Martino | p. 129
Otto Jespersen as a Reader of the Cours de Linguistique GénéraleE.F.K. Koerner | p. 151
Part IV: Studies on History in Literary Texts
Macbeth and the Implied DirectorStefano Manferlotti | p. 167
Sir Thomas Elyot's The Image of Governance: A Humanist's Speculum Principis and a Literary PuzzleUwe Baumann | p. 177
The Union of England and Scotland Represented at Court in Ben Jonson's Hymenaei (1606)Anna Maria Palombi Cataldi | p. 201
“How-to” Literature: A Comparison of Some Texts on ChildbirthDavid Hart | p. 213
General Index | p. 229
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2021. Bibliography of writings by E. F. Konrad Koerner. Historiographia Linguistica 48:2-3 ► pp. 152 ff.
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