Writing History in Late Modern English

Explorations of the Coruña Corpus

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| University of A Coruña
| University of A Coruña
| University of A Coruña
| University of A Coruña
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This volume focuses on the relationship and interaction of language and science between 1700 and 1900. It pays particular attention to English History writing in late Modern English as compiled in the Corpus of History English Texts (CHET), a newly released sub-corpus of the Coruña Corpus of English Scientific Writing. The chapters cover methodological issues, the period and the status of the discipline itself, as well as pilot studies for the description of scientific discourse using CHET. They embrace topics in several linguistic fields: discourse analysis, syntax, semantics, morpho-syntax. The studies take into account extralinguistic parameters of texts, such as year of publication, sex of the author, geographical provenance of authors and the communicative formats/genres to which the text sample belongs. In the particular case of CHET, the collected samples can be grouped in eight different categories and such categories, as well as the above-mentioned metadata information, can be used to search the corpus. The book is of interest for scholars specialised in corpus linguistics and historical linguistics, as well as linguists in general. The metadata information used for analysis can also be of interest for historians and historians of science in particular.The Corpus of History English Texts (CHET), accompanied by the Coruña Corpus Tool (CCT), purpose-designed software by IrLab, is accessible online at the Repositorio Universidade Coruña at http://hdl.handle.net/2183/21849
[Not in series, 225]  2019.  vii, 278 pp.
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Table of Contents
About this book
Writing History in Late Modern English: Explorations of the Coruña Corpus – A Preface
Javier Pérez-Guerra
2–3
Chapter 1. A review of the development of historical writing and writers in English from 1700 to 1900
Elena Alfaya Lamas
6–20
Chapter 2. “There were always Indians passing to and fro”: Notes on the representation of Native Americans in CHET documents
Marina Dossena
22–39
Chapter 3. An introduction to CHET, the Corpus of History English Texts
Isabel Moskowich
42–56
Chapter 4. Typical linguistic patterns of English history texts from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century: An information-theoretic approach
Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb, Katrin Menzel and Elke Teich
58–81
Chapter 5. Exploring the narrative dimension in late Modern English History texts
Leida Maria Monaco
84–101
Chapter 6. Time and history: A preliminary approach to binomials in late Modern English Astronomy and History texts
Paloma Núñez-Pertejo
104–127
Chapter 7. “Were this eſtimation, however, to be depended on”: Inversion conditionals as evidence of paradigmatic change in CHET
Luis Puente-Castelo
130–147
Chapter 8. Modal verb categories in CHET
Francisco Alonso-Almeida and Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil
150–165
Chapter 9. A corpus-based study of some certainty adverbs in the Corpus of History English Texts
María José Esteve Ramos and Inés Lareo
168–183
Chapter 10. How intimate was the tone of female History writing in the Modern period?: Evidence from the Corpus of History English Texts
Begoña Crespo
186–213
Chapter 11. Neither I nor we: Inexplicit authorial voice in eighteenth century academic texts
Margarita Mele Marrero
216–234
Chapter 12. Do writers express the same attitude in historical genres?: A contrastive analysis of attitude devices in the Corpus of History English Texts
María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
236–257
Chapter 13. On cognitive complexity in scientific discourse: A corpus-based study on additive coherence relations
Iria Bello Viruega
260–276
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Index
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019027979