Early Modern English Medical Texts

Corpus description and studies

Editors
| University of Helsinki
| University of Tampere
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ISBN 9789027211774 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The corpus Early Modern English Medical Texts (EMEMT) is the second component of the Corpus of Early English Medical Writing (CEEM), a three-part series of historical corpora of medical writing from 1375-1800. EMEMT contains a two-million word representative sample of the entire field of English medical writings that appeared in print between 1500 and 1700, and provides continuity to Middle English Medical Texts (MEMT), published on CD-ROM by John Benjamins in 2005.

The EMEMT corpus includes c. 230 texts, ranging from theoretical treatises rooted in academic traditions of medicine to popularized and utilitarian texts verging on household literature. The texts are grouped into six text categories that facilitate systematic research into the history of medical writing in its disciplinary context: general treatises and textbooks; treatises on specific topics; recipe collections and materia medica ; regimen and health guides; surgical treatises; and samples of the first scientific journal, the Philosophical Transactions.

EMEMT is released on CD-Rom with EMEMT Presenter, purpose-designed software by Raymond Hickey.

The corpus is published with a book, Early Modern English Medical Texts: Corpus Description and Studies, edited by Irma Taavitsainen & Päivi Pahta.

[Not in series, 160]  2010.  xv, 370 pp. (incl. CD-Rom)
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii–viii
List of contributors
ix–xii
List of abbreviations
xiii–xiv
Conventions used in this book
xv–xvi
Introducing Early Modern English Medical Texts
Päivi Pahta and Irma Taavitsainen
1–8
Part I. Background
Expanding the borders of knowledge
Irma Taavitsainen
11–12
Change and continuity in early modern medicine (1500–1700)
Heikki Mikkeli and Ville Marttila
13–28
Discourse and genre dynamics in early modern english medical writing
Irma Taavitsainen
29–54
Part II. Corpus description
The field of medical writing with fuzzy edges
Irma Taavitsainen and Jukka Tyrkkö
57–62
Corpus categories
Category 1: General treatises and textbooks
Irma Taavitsainen and Jukka Tyrkkö
65–72
Category 2: Treatises on specific topics
Päivi Pahta and Maura Ratia
73–100
Category 3: Recipe collections and materia medica
Ville Marttila
101–110
Category 4: Regimens and health guides
Carla Suhr
111–118
Category 5: Surgical and anatomical treatises
Jukka Tyrkkö
119–126
Category 6: Philosophical Transactions
Turo Hiltunen
127–132
Appendix: Medicine in society
Irma Taavitsainen and Carla Suhr
133–146
Part III. Studies
Gaining new knowledge through Early Modern English Medical Texts
Päivi Pahta
149–150
Explorations through Early Modern English Medical Texts: Charting changes in medical discourse and scientific thinking
Anu Lehto, Raisa Oinonen and Päivi Pahta
151–166
Sign terms in specific medical genres in early modern medical texts
Jukka Tyrkkö
167–190
Intensifiers in competition: The picture from early English medical writing
Belén Méndez-Naya and Päivi Pahta
191–214
Part IV. Technical aspects
The corpus tool and special features of Early Modern Medical Texts
Jukka Tyrkkö
217–218
Exploring Early Modern English Medical Texts: Manual for EMEMT Presenter
Jukka Tyrkkö, Raymond Hickey and Ville Marttila
219–278
Improving the precision of corpus methods: The standardized version of Early Modern English Medical Texts
Anu Lehto, Alistair Baron, Maura Ratia and Paul Rayson
279–290
Early Modern English Medical Texts: Corpus bibliography
291–344
References
345–362
Name index
363–366
Subject index
367–370
“A most welcome addition to the world of diachronic English corpora. [...] I do not know any diachronic corpus of this dimension which is accompanied by such a wealth of instructive information. This is actually where corpus users should start before they embark on more sophisticated automatic analyses of ever-growing amounts of data and this is where they should return to when they seek explanations for their corpus findings.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010042473