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Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past

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  • Editors: Janne Skaffari1, Matti Peikola1, Ruth Carroll1, Risto Hiltunen1, and Brita Wårvik2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027294586
Abstract

This volume presents a variety of pragmatic and discourse analytical approaches to a wide range of linguistic data and historical texts, including data from English, French, Irish, Latin, and Spanish. This diversity of research questions and methods is a feature of the field of historical pragmatics, which by its very nature has to take into account the multiplicity of historical contexts and the infinite variety of human interaction. This is highlighted in the book’s introduction by means of the metaphor of "opening windows". Each chapter is a window affording a different view of the linguistic and textual landscape. Some of these windows were opened by historical linguists who have acquired discourse perspectives, some by pragmaticians with historical interests, and others by literary scholars drawing from linguistic pragmatics. Contributors include L. J. Brinton, A. H. Jucker, F. Salager-Meyer, I. Taavitsainen, B. Wehr, L. Wright, and sixteen others.

Subjects: Historical linguistics; Pragmatics; Discourse studies

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Turku; 2: Åbo Akademi University

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