Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English by Irma TaavitsainenMedical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English by Irma Taavitsainen

Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English

EditorIrma Taavitsainen, Päivi Pahta

Paperback | May 7, 2009

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The late Middle Ages in England saw a flowering of scientific writing in the vernacular that moved English discourse in new directions and established new textual genres. This book examines the sociolinguistic causes and effects of that process, based on the empirical evidence from manuscripts and computerized files. Topics covered include scriptorial "house-styles", code-switching, translation strategies, and transmission processes. The book offers important new insights into vernacularization phenomena, and will be welcomed by historical linguists and medievalists alike.
Title:Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval EnglishFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:May 7, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521110416

ISBN - 13:9780521110419

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Table of Contents

1. Vernacularisation of scientific and medical writing in its sociohistorical context Päivi Pahta and Irma Taavitsainen; 2. Discourse communities and medical texts Claire Jones; 3. Transferring classical discourse forms into the vernacular Irma Taavitsainen; 4. Code-switching in medieval medical writing Päivi Pahta; 5. Entrances and exits in English medical vocabulary, 1400-1550 Juhani Norri; 6. Herbal recipes and recipes in herbals - intertextuality in early English medical writing Martti Mäkinen; 7. Middle English recipes: vernacularisation of a text-type Ruth Carroll; 8. The 'Declaracions' of Richard of Wallingford: A case study of a Middle English astrological treatise Linda Ehrsam Voigts; 9. Scriptorial 'house-styles' and discourse communities Irma Taavitsainen.