Bibliographic Details

The familiar letter in early modern English : a pragmatic approach / Susan M. Fitzmaurice.

Author / Creator Fitzmaurice, Susan M.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2002.
Description 1 online resource (258 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : portraits.
Language English
Series Pragmatics & beyond, 0922-842X ; new ser. 95
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser. 95.
Subject English letters -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Letter writing -- History -- 16th century.
Letter writing -- History -- 17th century.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES.
Linguistics / General.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- Letters.
English letters.
English prose literature -- Early modern.
Letter writing.
Briefwisseling.
Brieven.
Engels.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11144433
ISBN 1588111865
9781588111869
9027251150
9789027251152
9789027297396
9027297398
Digital file characteristics data file
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-252) and index.
Summary This research monograph examines familiar letters in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English to provide a pragmatic reading of the meanings that writers make and readers infer. The first part of the book presents a method of analyzing historical texts. The second part seeks to validate this method through case studies that illuminate how modern pragmatic theory may be applied to distant speech communities in both history and culture in order to reveal how speakers understand one another and how they exploit intended and unintended meanings for their own communicative ends. The analysis dem.
Other form Print version: Fitzmaurice, Susan M. Familiar letter in early modern English. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2002