Bibliographic Details

Communicating early English manuscripts / edited by Päivi Pahta and Andreas H. Jucker.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series Studies in English language
Studies in English language.
Subject Manuscripts, English -- History.
Manuscripts, English (Middle) -- History.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England.
Authors and readers -- England -- History.
Transmission of texts -- England -- History.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
English letters -- History and criticism.
English language -- History.
Written communication -- England -- History.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General.
Authors and readers.
English language.
English letters.
English literature -- Early modern.
English literature -- Middle English.
Manuscripts, English.
Manuscripts, English (Middle)
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Transmission of texts.
Written communication.
England.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8349703
Other authors / contributors Pahta, Päivi.
Jucker, Andreas H.
ISBN 9780521193290
052119329X
Notes Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Communicating manuscripts: authors, scribes, readers, listeners and communicating characters Andreas H. Jucker and Päivi Pahta; Part I. Authors, Scribes and their Audiences: 2. Commonplace-book communication: role shifts and text functions in Robert Reynes's notes contained in MS Tanner 407 Thomas Kohnen; 3. Textuality in late medieval England: two case studies Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti; 4. The significance of now-dispersed Bute 13: a mixed-language scientific manuscript Patricia Deery Kurtz and Linda Ehrsam Voigts; 5. Communicating attitudes and values through language choices: diatopic and diastratic variation in Mary Magdalene in MS Digby 133 Maurizio Gotti and Stefania Maci; 6. Constructing the audiences of the Old Bailey Trials 1674-1834 Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Part II. Communicating through Handwritten Correspondence: 7. A defiant gentleman or 'the strengest thiefe of Wales': reinterpreting the politics in a medieval correspondence Merja Stenroos and Martti Ma;kinen; 8. Sociopragmatic aspects of person reference in Nathaniel Bacon's letters Minna Palander-Collin and Minna Nevala; 9. Poetic collaboration and competition in the late seventeenth century: George Stepney's letters to Jacob Tonson and Matthew Prior Susan Fitzmaurice; 10. Handwritten communication in nineteenth-century business correspondence Marina Dossena; Part III. From Manuscript to Print: 11. The relationship between MS Hunter 409 and the 1532 edition of Chaucer's works edited by William Thynne Graham D. Caie; 12. The development of play-texts: from manuscript to print Jonathan Culpeper and Jane Demmen; 13. Communicating Galen's Methodus medendi in Middle and Early Modern English Pa;ivi Pahta, Turo Hiltunen, Ville Marttila, Maura Ratia, Carla Suhr and Jukka Tyrkkö; 14. Prepositional modifiers in early English medical prose: a study ON their historical development IN noun phrases Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray, Alpo Honkapohja and Pa;ivi Pahta; 15. The pragmatics of punctuation in Older Scots Jeremy Smith and Christian Kay; Part IV. Manuscripts and their Communicating Characters: 16. Greetings and farewells in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Andreas H. Jucker; 17. Attitudes of the accused in the Salem witchcraft trials Leena Kahlas-Tarkka and Matti Rissanen.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In an obvious way, manuscripts communicate. This is the first book to focus on the communicative aspects of English manuscripts from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century. It investigates how the authors and scribes of these manuscripts communicated with their audiences, how the characters depicted in these manuscripts communicate with each other, and how the manuscripts communicate with scholars and audiences in the 21st century. It covers a wide variety of genres, such as stories, scientific writing, witchcraft records, personal letters, war correspondence, courtroom records, and plays. The volume demonstrates how these handwritten texts can be used to analyse the history of language as communication between individuals and groups, and discusses the challenges these documents present to present-day scholars. It is unique in bringing together studies by distinguished international experts examining primary handwritten sources from the perspectives of several fields, including historical pragmatics, historical sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics and literary scholarship"--

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