Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing

February 18, 2010|
Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing by Jonathan Culpeper
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Language is largely comprised of face-to-face spoken interaction; however, the method, description and theory of traditional historical accounts of English have been largely based on scholarly and literary writings. Using the Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760, in this book Culpeper and Kytö offer a unique account of the linguistic features in several speech-related written genres, comprising trial proceedings, witness depositions, plays, fiction and didactic works. The volume is the first to provide innovative analyses of several neglected written genres, demonstrating how they might be researched, and highlighting the theories which are needed to underpin this research. Through this, the authors are able to create a fascinating insight into what spoken interaction in Early Modern English might have been like, providing an alternative perspective to that often presented in traditional historical accounts of English.
Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction; 2. Dialogic genres and their contexts; 3. The multiple contexts and multiple discourses of dialogic genres; 4. The structures of spoken face-to-face interaction and writing; 5. Lexical bundles; 6. Lexical repetitions; 7. Cohesion: the case of AND; 8. Grammatical variat...
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Title:Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:504 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:504 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 in
Published:February 18, 2010
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521835411

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