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This paper provides an examination of the use of metadiscourse in the two versions of , the first midwifery manual to be printed in English during the sixteenth century. It is a translation of a Latin text, which itself is a translation of the German . While much has been made of the differences in the use of medical terminology in various versions, little attention has been paid to what differences – if any – exist in the ways the various authors/translators signal text structure or use other overt markers to the reader as to how the text is to be read or understood. Corpus linguistic methods are employed to provide a quantitative angle on the analysis of these texts.

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