The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs by Joanna Kopaczyk

The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs
  • Title : The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs
  • Author : Joanna Kopaczyk
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199945152
  • Pages : 337
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  • Language : English
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The first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawing from a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern legal texts


Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law by David Lanius

Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law
  • Title : Strategic Indeterminacy in the Law
  • Author : David Lanius
  • Publisher : Oxford Studies in Language and
  • ISBN Code : 0190923695
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Though indeterminacy in legal texts is pervasive, there is a widespread misunderstanding about what indeterminacy is, particularly as it pertains to law. Legal texts present unique challenges insofar as they address a heterogeneous audience, are applied in a variety of unforeseeable circumstances and must, at the same time, lay down clear and unambiguous standards. Sometimes they fail to do so, however, either by accident or by intention. While many have claimed that indeterminacy facilitates flexibility and can be strategically used, few have recognized that there are more forms of indeterminacy than vagueness and ambiguity. A comprehensive account of legal indeterminacy is thus called for. David Lanius here answers that call and in so doing, addresses three central questions about the role of indeterminacy in the law. First, what are the sources of indeterminacy in law? Second, what effects do the different forms of indeterminacy have? Third, how can and should these forms be intentionally used? Based on a thorough examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of indeterminacy in the wording of laws, contracts, and verdicts, Lanius argues for the claim that semantic vagueness is less relevant than commonly supposed in the debate, while other forms of indeterminacy (in particular, polysemy and standard-relativity) are mistakenly underrated or even ignored. This misconception is due to a systematic confusion between semantic vagueness and these other forms of indeterminacy. Once it is resolved, the value and functions of linguistic indeterminacy in the law can be clearly shown.


Legal Translation Outsourced by Juliette R. Scott

Legal Translation Outsourced
  • Title : Legal Translation Outsourced
  • Author : Juliette R. Scott
  • Publisher : Oxford Studies in Language and
  • ISBN Code : 0190900016
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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As a result of globalization, cross-border transactions and litigation, and multilingual legislation, outsourcing legal translation has become common practice. Unfortunately, over-reliance on such outsourcing has given rise to significant dangers, including information asymmetry, goal divergence, and risk. Legal Translation Outsourced provides the only current reference on commercial legal translation performed outside institutions. Juliette Scott casts a critical eye on the practice as it now stands, offering an analysis of key risks and constraints. Her work is informed by empirical data of the legal translation outsourcing markets of 41 countries. Scott proposes original theoretical models aimed both at training legal translators and informing all stakeholders, including principals and agents. These include models of legal translation performance; a classification of constraints on legal translation applying upstream, during and downstream of translation work; and a description of the complex chain of supply. Working to improve the enterprise itself, Scott shows how implementing a comprehensive legal translation brief--a sorely needed template--can significantly benefit clients by increasing the fitness of translated texts. Further, she opens a number of avenues for future research with an eye to translator empowerment and professionalization.


Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process by Susan Ehrlich,Diana Eades,Janet Ainsworth

Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process
  • Title : Discursive Constructions of Consent in the Legal Process
  • Author : Susan Ehrlich,Diana Eades,Janet Ainsworth
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199945365
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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As a linguistically-grounded, critical examination of consent, this volume views consent not as an individual mental state or act but as a process that is interactionally-and discursively-situated. It highlights the ways in which legal consent is often fictional (at best) due to the impoverished view of meaning and the linguistic ideologies that typically inform interpretations and representations in the legal system. The authors are experts in linguistics and law, who use diverse theoretical and analytical approaches to examine the complex ways in which language is used to seek, negotiate, give, or withhold consent in a range of legal contexts. Authors draw on case studies, or larger research corpora or a wider sociolegal approach, in investigations of: police-citizen interactions in the street, police interviews with suspects, police call handlers, rape and abduction trials, interactions with lay litigants in a multilingual small claims court, a restorative justice sentencing scheme for young offenders, biomedical research, and legal disputes over contracts.


Studia Anglica Posnaniensia by N.A

Studia Anglica Posnaniensia
  • Title : Studia Anglica Posnaniensia
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Nordic Mediation Research by Anna Nylund,Kaijus Ervasti,Lin Adrian

Nordic Mediation Research
  • Title : Nordic Mediation Research
  • Author : Anna Nylund,Kaijus Ervasti,Lin Adrian
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319730193
  • Pages : 269
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  • Language : English
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This open access book presents twelve unique studies on mediation from researchers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, respectively. Each study highlights important aspects of mediation, including the role of children in family mediation, the evolution and ambivalent application of restorative justice in the Nordic countries, the confusion of roles in court-connected mediation, and the challenges in dispute systems. Over the past 20-30 years, mediation has gained in popularity in many countries around the world and is often heralded as a suitable and cost-effective mode of conflict resolution. However, as the studies in this volumes show, mediation also has a number of potential drawbacks. Parties’ self-determination may be jeopardized, affected third parties are involved in an inadequate way, and the legal regulations may be flawed. The publication can inspire research, help professionals and policymakers in the field and be used as a textbook.


The Linguistics of Spoken Communication in Early Modern English Writing by Imogen Marcus

The Linguistics of Spoken Communication in Early Modern English Writing
  • Title : The Linguistics of Spoken Communication in Early Modern English Writing
  • Author : Imogen Marcus
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9783319881515
  • Pages : 357
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  • Language : English
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This book uses a corpus of manuscript letters from Bess of Hardwick to investigate how linguistic features characteristic of spoken communication function within early modern epistolary prose. Using these letters as a primary data source with reference to other epistolary materials from the early modern period (1500-1750), the author examines them in a unique and systematic way. The book is the first of its kind to combine a replicable scribal profiling technique, used to identify holograph and scribal handwriting within the letters, with innovative analyses of the language they contain. Furthermore, by adopting a discourse-analytic approach to the language and making reference to the socio-historical context of language use, the book provides an alternative perspective to the one often presented in traditional historical accounts of English. This volume will appeal to students and scholars of early modern English and historical linguistics.


Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society by Rodney P. Carlisle

Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society
  • Author : Rodney P. Carlisle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1412966701
  • Pages : 980
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  • Language : English
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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 The Encyclopedia of Play: A Social History explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreation activities of children as well as adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman empire to video games today. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of several curricular disciplines, from sociology to child psychology, from lifestyle history to social epidemiology. This two-volume set will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students in education and human development, health and sports psychology, leisure and recreation studies and kinesiology, history, and other social sciences to understand the importance of play as it has developed globally throughout history and to appreciate the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination.


Binomials in the History of English by Joanna Kopaczyk,Hans Sauer

Binomials in the History of English
  • Title : Binomials in the History of English
  • Author : Joanna Kopaczyk,Hans Sauer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107118476
  • Pages : 378
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  • Language : English
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This book is aimed at linguists and students interested in the history of English, especially from a genre-oriented perspective, and literary scholars interested in style and poetic language. It places binomials - word pairs - in the context of phonology, stylistics, semantics, translation theory and practice in various periods.


Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics by Irma Taavitsainen,Andreas H. Jucker,Jukka Tuominen

Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics
  • Title : Diachronic Corpus Pragmatics
  • Author : Irma Taavitsainen,Andreas H. Jucker,Jukka Tuominen
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 9027270716
  • Pages : 335
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  • Language : English
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Diachronic corpus pragmatics extends the pragmatic perspective to developments in the history of various languages and uses corpus-linguistic methods to trace them. The chapters in this volume focus on linguistic elements at several levels, from individual words to phrases, clauses and entire genres and discourse forms. Using the most recent corpus tools, the authors investigate correlations between forms, functions and contexts in diachronic case studies that combine quantitative precision with close qualitative interpretation. The articles deal with different languages including English, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Estonian and Japanese, bringing their research traditions in pragmatics and corpus linguistics in dialogue with each other. This is the first time that such a wide range of languages has been brought together to showcase an exciting new field at the intersection of pragmatics, historical linguistics and corpus methodology.


Historical Phonology of English by Donka Minkova

Historical Phonology of English
  • Title : Historical Phonology of English
  • Author : Donka Minkova
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748677550
  • Pages : 440
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  • Language : English
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This book covers the historical development of the English phonological system from its earliest reconstructed and recorded forms to its most recent variations.


The Multilingual Origins of Standard English by Laura Wright

The Multilingual Origins of Standard English
  • Title : The Multilingual Origins of Standard English
  • Author : Laura Wright
  • Publisher : De Gruyter Mouton
  • ISBN Code : 9783110687514
  • Pages : 350
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  • Language : English
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In Part One (the Orthodox Version) the contributors to this volume show how monolingual explanations of the origins of Standard English are incorrect. Part Two (the Revised Version) provides an alternative sociolinguistic, multilingual history, where it is argued that English came to take over the roles, registers and written conventions of Anglo-Norman French, and that standardisation was the result of fourteenth-century socioeconomic shift.


Biographical Dictionary of ScottishWomen by Elizabeth L. Ewan,Sue Innes,Sian Reynolds,Rose Pipes

Biographical Dictionary of ScottishWomen
  • Title : Biographical Dictionary of ScottishWomen
  • Author : Elizabeth L. Ewan,Sue Innes,Sian Reynolds,Rose Pipes
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748626603
  • Pages : 440
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  • Language : English
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This single-volume dictionary presents the lives ofindividual Scottish women from earliest times to the present. Drawing on newscholarship and a wide network of professional and amateur historians, itthrows light on the experience of women from every class and category inScotland and among the worldwide Scottish diaspora.The BiographicalDictionary of Scottish Women is written for the general reading public andfor students of Scottish history and society. It is scholarly in itsapproach to evidence and engaging in the manner of its presentation. Eachentry makes sense of its subject in narrative terms, telling a story ratherthan simply offering information. The book is as enjoyable to read as it iseasy and valuable to consult. It is a unique and important contribution tothe history of women and Scotland.The publisher acknowledges support fromthe Scottish Arts Council and the Scottish Executive Equalities Unit towardsthe publication of this title.


Writing Chinese Laws by Ernest Caldwell

Writing Chinese Laws
  • Title : Writing Chinese Laws
  • Author : Ernest Caldwell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351180665
  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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The legal institutions of the short-lived Qin dynasty (221–207 BCE) have been vilified by history as harsh and draconian. Yet ironically, many Qin institutional features, such as written statutory law, were readily adopted by subsequent dynasties as the primary means for maintaining administrative and social control. This book utilizes both traditional texts and archeologically excavated materials to explore how these influential Qin legal institutions developed. First, it investigates the socio-political conditions which led to the production of law in written form. It then goes on to consider how the intended function of written law influenced the linguistic composition of legal statutes, as well as their physical construction. Using a function and form approach, it specifically analyses the Shuihudi legal corpus. However, unlike many previous studies of Chinese legal manuscripts, which have focused on codicological issues of transcription and translation, this book considers the linguistic aspects of these manuscripts and thus their importance for understanding the development of early Chinese legal thought. Writing Chinese Laws will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, as well as Asian law and history more generally.


Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis by Maurizio Gotti,Françoise Salager-Meyer

Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis
  • Title : Advances in Medical Discourse Analysis
  • Author : Maurizio Gotti,Françoise Salager-Meyer
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • ISBN Code : 9783039111855
  • Pages : 492
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  • Language : English
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The focus of this volume is on medical discourse, a domain of language which deserves closer scrutiny by academics as well as practitioners, due to its increasing relevance and pervasiveness in modern society. Despite the wealth of publications dealing with specialized or academic discourse and its rhetoric, few of these are devoted specifically to medical discourse. This book seeks to redress the balance by bringing together a number of studies that bear witness to the widespread interest in medical texts shown by linguists and professional communities around the world. The volume is divided into two main parts: the first targets medical discourse in its spoken dimension, while the second contains various analyses of written texts. The theoretical perspectives and individual case studies presented here reflect the wide range of methodological approaches and theoretical issues that characterise current research in the field.


Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse by Teresa Fanego,Paula Rodríguez-Puente

Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse
  • Title : Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse
  • Author : Teresa Fanego,Paula Rodríguez-Puente
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 9027262837
  • Pages : 294
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  • Language : English
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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the research carried out over the past thirty years in the vast field of legal discourse. The focus is on how such research has been influenced and shaped by developments in corpus linguistics and register analysis, and by the emergence from the mid 1990s of historical pragmatics as a branch of pragmatics concerned with the scrutiny of historical texts in their context of writing. The five chapters in Part I (together with the introductory chapter) offer a wide spectrum of the latest approaches to the synchronic analysis of cross-genre and cross-linguistic variation in legal discourse. Part II addresses diachronic variation, illustrating how a diversity of methods, such as multi-dimensional analysis, move analysis, collocation analysis, and Darwinian models of language evolution can uncover new understandings of diachronic linguistic phenomena.


Power and Propaganda by Katie (University of St Andrews) Stevenson

Power and Propaganda
  • Title : Power and Propaganda
  • Author : Katie (University of St Andrews) Stevenson
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748694196
  • Pages : 249
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  • Language : English
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A fresh introductory study of late medieval Scotland. Includes: expert assessment of the period arranged in thematic chapters; fresh insights into the period that draw on a wide range of sources; extensive further reading lists.


Aberdeen Before 1800 by E. Patricia Dennison,David Ditchburn,Michael Lynch

Aberdeen Before 1800
  • Title : Aberdeen Before 1800
  • Author : E. Patricia Dennison,David Ditchburn,Michael Lynch
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 9781862321144
  • Pages : 515
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  • Language : English
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This volume, the earlier of the two-volume official History of Aberdeen, provides a comprehensive picture of the development of the two historic burghs of Old Aberdeen and New Aberdeen over their first seven centuries, from 1100 to 1800. As early as the 14th century, Aberdeen was: recognized as one of the 'four great towns of Scotland'. Early settlement, the growing townscape and social change over the centuries are all traced. Aberdeen's contacts with the sea and other towns overseas and its economy and politics, both local and national, are assessed. And Aberdonians themselves, the vital forces behind the history of the two burghs, are highlighted: their faith and culture, homes and health, and their education and pastimes are all rediscovered.


The Scots Language by J. Derrick McClure,A. J. Aitken,John Thomas Low

The Scots Language
  • Title : The Scots Language
  • Author : J. Derrick McClure,A. J. Aitken,John Thomas Low
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 95
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  • Language : English
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The Language of Judges by Lawrence M. Solan

The Language of Judges
  • Title : The Language of Judges
  • Author : Lawrence M. Solan
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226767895
  • Pages : 225
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  • Language : English
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Since many legal disputes are battles over the meaning of a statute, contract, testimony, or the Constitution, judges must interpret language in order to decide why one proposed meaning overrides another. And in making their decisions about meaning appear authoritative and fair, judges often write about the nature of linguistic interpretation. In the first book to examine the linguistic analysis of law, Lawrence M. Solan shows that judges sometimes inaccurately portray the way we use language, creating inconsistencies in their decisions and threatening the fairness of the judicial system. Solan uses a wealth of examples to illustrate the way linguistics enters the process of judicial decision making: a death penalty case that the Supreme Court decided by analyzing the use of adjectives in a jury instruction; criminal cases whose outcomes depend on the Supreme Court's analysis of the relationship between adverbs and prepositional phrases; and cases focused on the meaning of certain words in the Constitution. Solan finds that judges often describe our use of language poorly because there is no clear relationship between the principles of linguistics and the jurisprudential goals that the judge wishes to promote. A major contribution to the growing interdisciplinary scholarship on law and its social and cultural context, Solan's lucid, engaging book is equally accessible to linguists, lawyers, philosophers, anthropologists, literary theorists, and political scientists.


Diachronic Pragmatics by Leslie K. Arnovick

Diachronic Pragmatics
  • Title : Diachronic Pragmatics
  • Author : Leslie K. Arnovick
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781556199462
  • Pages : 191
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  • Language : English
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The purpose of "Diachronic Pragmatics" is to exemplify historical pragmatics in its twofold sense of constituting both a subject matter and a methodology. This book demonstrates how diachronic pragmatics, with its complementary diachronic function-to-form mapping and diachronic form-to-function mapping, can be used to trace pragmatic developments within the English language. Through a set of case studies it explores the evolution of such speech acts as promises, curses, blessings, and greetings and such speech events as flyting and sounding. Collectively these "illocutionary biographies" manifest the workings of several important pragmatic processes and trends: increased epistemicity, subjectification, and discursization (a special kind of pragmaticalization). It also establishes the centrality of cultural traditions in diachronic reconstruction, examining various de-institutionalizations of extra-linguistic context and their affect on speech act performance. Taken together, the case studies presented in "Diachronic Pragmatics" highlight the complex interactions of formal, semantic, and pragmatic processes over time. Illustrating the possibilities of historical pragmatic pursuit, this book stands as an invitation to further research in a new and important discipline.


Salako Or Badameá by K. Alexander Adelaar

Salako Or Badameá
  • Title : Salako Or Badameá
  • Author : K. Alexander Adelaar
  • Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 9783447051026
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Salako, or bahasa Badamea as it is often called, is spoken in the northwestern tip of Borneo on both sides of the Malaysian-Indonesian border running through this area. It is a dialect of Kanayatn (Kendayan), a major Dayak language and one of the principal languages of West Kalimantan Province (Indonesian Borneo). The present volume contains a short grammatical description of Salako as well as a lexicon and a body of texts with translation (consisting of folk stories and fairly detailed accounts of local traditions).


Code-Switching in Early English by Herbert Schendl,Laura Wright

Code-Switching in Early English
  • Title : Code-Switching in Early English
  • Author : Herbert Schendl,Laura Wright
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110253364
  • Pages : 348
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  • Language : English
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The complex linguistic situation of earlier multilingual Britain has led to numerous contact-induced changes in the history of English. However, bi- and multilingual texts, which are attested in a large variety of text types, are still an underresearched aspect of earlier linguistic contact. Such texts, which switch between Latin, English and French, have increasingly been recognized as instances of written code-switching and as highly relevant evidence for the linguistic strategies which medieval and early modern multilingual speakers used for different purposes. The contributions in this volume approach this phenomenon of mixed-language texts from the point of view of code-switching, an important mechanism of linguistic change. Based on a variety of text types and genres from the medieval and Early Modern English periods, the individual papers present detailed linguistic analyses of a large number of texts, addressing a variety of issues, including methodological questions as well as functional, pragmatic, syntactic and lexical aspects of language mixing. The very specific nature of language mixing in some text types also raises important theoretical questions such as the distinction between borrowing and switching, the existence of discrete linguistic codes in earlier multilingual Britain and, more generally, the possible limits of the code-switching paradigm for the analysis of these mixed texts from the early history of English. Thus the volume is of particular interest not only for historical linguists, medievalists and students of the history of English, but also for sociolinguists, psycholinguists, language theorists and typologists.


Early Modern English Medical Texts by Irma Taavitsainen,Päivi Pahta

Early Modern English Medical Texts
  • Title : Early Modern English Medical Texts
  • Author : Irma Taavitsainen,Päivi Pahta
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789027211774
  • Pages : 370
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  • Language : English
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The corpus "Early Modern English Medical Texts" (EMEMT) is the second component of the "Corpus of Early English Medical Writing "(CEEM), a three-part series of historical corpora of medical writing from 1375-1800. EMEMT contains a two-million word representative sample of the entire field of English medical writings that appeared in print between 1500 and 1700, and provides continuity to "Middle English Medical Texts" (MEMT), published on CD-ROM by John Benjamins in 2005.The EMEMT corpus includes c. 230 texts, ranging from theoretical treatises rooted in academic traditions of medicine to popularized and utilitarian texts verging on household literature. The texts are grouped into six text categories that facilitate systematic research into the history of medical writing in its disciplinary context: general treatises and textbooks; treatises on specific topics; recipe collections and "materia medica"; regimen and health guides; surgical treatises; and samples of the first scientific journal, the "Philosophical Transactions."EMEMT is released on CD-Rom with "EMEMT Presenter," purpose-designed software by Raymond Hickey.The corpus is published with a book, "Early Modern English Medical Texts: Corpus Description and Studies," edited by Irma Taavitsainen & Paivi Pahta."


The Two Unions by Alvin Jackson

The Two Unions
  • Title : The Two Unions
  • Author : Alvin Jackson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019959399X
  • Pages : 467
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  • Language : English
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Alvin Jackson examines the two Unions - the Anglo-Scots Union of 1707 and the British-Irish of 1801 - comparing their background, birth, and survival. In sustaining a comparison between the Unions, he illuminates the long history and current state of the United Kingdom.


Corpus Stylistics by Elena Semino,Mick Short

Corpus Stylistics
  • Title : Corpus Stylistics
  • Author : Elena Semino,Mick Short
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134447205
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This book combines stylistic analysis with corpus linguistics to present an innovative account of the phenomenon of speech, writing and thought presentation - commonly referred to as 'speech reporting' or 'discourse presentation'. This new account is based on an extensive analysis of a quarter-of-a-million word electronic collection of written narrative texts, including both fiction and non-fiction. The book includes detailed discussions of: The construction of this corpus of late twentieth-century written British narratives taken from fiction, newspaper news reports and (auto)biographies The development of a manual annotation system for speech, writing and thought presentation and its application to the corpus. The findings of a quantitive and qualitative analysis of the forms and functions of speech, writing and thought presentation in the three genres represented in the corpus. The findings of the analysis of a range of specific phenomena, including hypothetical speech, writing and thought presentation, embedded speech, writing and thought presentation and ambiguities in speech, writing and thought presentation. Two case studies concentrating on specific texts from the corpus. Corpus Stylistics shows how stylistics, and text/discourse analysis more generally, can benefit from the use of a corpus methodology and the authors' innovative approach results in a more reliable and comprehensive categorisation of the forms of speech, writing and thought presentation than have been suggested so far. This book is essential reading for linguists interested in the areas of stylistics and corpus linguistics.


Communities in Early Modern England by Alexandra Shepard,P. J. Withington,Phil Withington

Communities in Early Modern England
  • Title : Communities in Early Modern England
  • Author : Alexandra Shepard,P. J. Withington,Phil Withington
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780719054778
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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How were cultural, political, and social identities formed in the early modern period? How were they maintained? What happened when they were contested? What meanings did “community” have? This path-breaking book looks at how individuals were bound into communities by religious, professional, and social networks; the importance of place--ranging from the Parish to communities of crime; and the value of rhetoric in generating community--from the King’s English to the use of “public” as a rhetorical community. The essays offer an original, comparative, and thematic approach to the many ways in which people utilized communication, space, and symbols to constitute communities in early modern England.


Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church by Marie Keenan

Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church
  • Title : Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church
  • Author : Marie Keenan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199328978
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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A meticulously researched inside look at child sexual abuse by clergy, this exhaustive, hard-hitting analysis weaves together interviews with abusive priests and church historical and administrative details to propose a new way of thinking about clerical sexual offenders. Linking the personal and the institutional, researcher and therapist Marie Keenan locates the problem of child sexual abuse not exclusively in individual pathology, but also within larger systemic factors, such as the very institution of priesthood itself, the Catholic take on sexuality, clerical culture, power relations, governance structures of the Catholic Church, the process of formation for priesthood and religious life, and the complex manner in which these factors coalesce to create serious institutional risks for boundary violations, including child sexual abuse. Keenan draws on the priests' own words not to excuse their horrific crimes, but to offer the first in-depth account of a tragic, multi-faceted phenomenon. What emerges is a troubling portrait of a Church in crisis and a series of recommendations that call for nothing less than a new ecclesiology and a new, more critical theology. Only through radical institutional reform, Keenan argues, can a more representative and accountable Church emerge. Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church is a unique reference for scholars of the Church and therapists who work with both victims and offenders, as well as a forward-thinking blueprint for reform.


English Historical Pragmatics by Andreas Jucker

English Historical Pragmatics
  • Title : English Historical Pragmatics
  • Author : Andreas Jucker
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 074868641X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts. Using a number of case studies including politeness, news discourse, and scientific discourse, this book provides new insights into the analysis of discourse markers, interjections, terms of address and speech acts. Through focusing on the methodological problems in using historical data, students learn the key concepts in historical pragmatics, as well as covering recent work at the interface of between language and literature.


Gender in the Media by Niall Richardson,Sadie Wearing

Gender in the Media
  • Title : Gender in the Media
  • Author : Niall Richardson,Sadie Wearing
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 1137400609
  • Pages : 148
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This lively and engaging text introduces students to the key contemporary issues in the study of gender and the media. Integrating cultural theory with text-based criticism, Gender in the Media analyses recent debates in feminist cultural theory, masculinity studies and queer theory, before applying these cultural paradigms to critical readings in relevant media contexts. Richardson and Wearing address a wide range of new media texts and topics, covering television dramas, make-over shows, life-style magazines, internet dating and more. Critical, current and far-reaching, this book is invaluable for all students of media and gender studies, as well as for anyone interested in gender representation in different media forms.


The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327 by J. R. Maddicott

The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327
  • Title : The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327
  • Author : J. R. Maddicott
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191615013
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Origins of the English Parliament is a magisterial account of the evolution of parliament, from its earliest beginnings in the late Anglo-Saxon period. Starting with the national assemblies which began to meet in the reign of King Æthelstan, it carries the story through to the fully fledged parliament of lords and commons of the early fourteenth century, which came to be seen as representative of the whole nation and which eventually sanctioned the deposition of the king himself in 1327. Throughout, J. R. Maddicott emphasizes parliament's evolution as a continuous process, underpinned by some important common themes. Over the four hundred years covered by the book the chief business of the assembly was always the discussion of national affairs, together with other matters central to the running of the state, such as legislation and justice. It was always a resolutely political body. But its development was also shaped by a series of unforeseen events and episodes. Chief among these were the Norman Conquest, the wars of Richard I and John, and the minority of Henry III. A major turning-point was reached in 1215, when Magna Carta established the need for general consent to taxation - a vital step towards the establishment of parliament itself in the next generation. Covering an exceptionally long time span, The Origins of the English Parliament takes readers to the roots of the English state's central institution, showing how the more familiar parliament of late medieval and early modern England came into being and illuminating the close relationship between particular political episodes and the course of institutional change. Above all, it shows how the origins of parliament lie not in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, as has usually been argued, but in a much more distant past.


Political Ideologies by Vincent Geoghegan

Political Ideologies
  • Title : Political Ideologies
  • Author : Vincent Geoghegan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134561156
  • Pages : 260
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This informative and widely-used text is now available in a third edition. Building on the success of previous editions, it continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the complexities of political ideologies. The latest edition of Political Ideologies: introduces and considers the future of all the most widely studied ideologies: liberalism; conservatism; socialism; democracy; nationalism; fascism; ecologism and feminism sets each ideology clearly within its historical and political context includes a new final chapter that examines the impact of recent theoretical developments of ideologies and charts the challenges that they face in the twenty-first century has been fully revised and up-dated and provides an annotated guide for further reading.


Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350–1560 by Mairi Cowan

Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350–1560
  • Title : Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350–1560
  • Author : Mairi Cowan
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1526129604
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350-1560 examines lay religious culture in Scottish towns between the Black Death and the Protestant Reformation. It looks at what the living did to influence the dead and how the dead were believed to influence the living in turn; it explores the ways in which townspeople asserted their individual desires in the midst of overlapping communities; and it considers both continuities and changes, highlighting the Catholic Reform movement that reached Scottish towns before the Protestant Reformation took hold. Students and scholars of Scottish history and of medieval and early modern history more broadly will find in this book a new approach to the religious culture of Scottish towns between 1350 and 1560, one that interprets the evidence in the context of a time when Europe experienced first a flourishing of medieval religious devotion and then the sterner discipline of early modern Reform.


The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness by Jonathan Culpeper,Michael Haugh,Dániel Z. Kádár

The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness
  • Title : The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness
  • Author : Jonathan Culpeper,Michael Haugh,Dániel Z. Kádár
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137375086
  • Pages : 824
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This handbook comprehensively examines social interaction by providing a critical overview of the field of linguistic politeness and impoliteness. Authored by over forty leading scholars, it offers a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to a vast array of themes that are vital to the study of interpersonal communication. The chapters explore the use of (im)politeness in specific contexts as well as wider developments, and variations across cultures and contexts in understandings of key concepts (such as power, emotion, identity and ideology). Within each chapter, the authors select a topic and offer a critical commentary on the key linguistic concepts associated with it, supporting their assertions with case studies that enable the reader to consider the practicalities of (im)politeness studies. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, particularly those concerned with pragmatics, sociolinguistics and interpersonal communication. Its multidisciplinary nature means that it is also relevant to researchers across the social sciences and humanities, particularly those working in sociology, psychology and history.


English Society, 1688-1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice During the Ancien Regime by J.C.D. Clark

English Society, 1688-1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice During the Ancien Regime
  • Title : English Society, 1688-1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice During the Ancien Regime
  • Author : J.C.D. Clark
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Medieval Multilingualism by Christopher Kleinhenz,Keith Busby

Medieval Multilingualism
  • Title : Medieval Multilingualism
  • Author : Christopher Kleinhenz,Keith Busby
  • Publisher : Brepols Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9782503528373
  • Pages : 323
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume contains essays on various aspects of multilingualism in medieval France, Italy, England, and the Low Countries. The fifteen contributions discuss the use of the different vernaculars and Latin in both literary and non-literary contexts, showing how cultural and social factors determined the choice of language for a particular purpose or type of text. The role of French in non-French contexts is a major theme of these essays: in the British Isles after the Norman Conquest, in Italy as a response to the need for mainly secular types of literature which did not exist in Italian, and in the Low Countries by virtue of geographic contiguity and change of rulers. Special attention is paid in the French context to the use of French and Occitan in areas of the South. Some essays examine specific cases or text-corpora, while others examine questions of multilingualism from more theoretical, linguistic, and rhetorical points of view. Together, they form an invaluable introduction to the topic of medieval multilingualism, illustrated by meticulously executed case-studies, which future work in the area will have to take into account.


Late Modern English Medical Texts by Irma Taavitsainen,Turo Hiltunen

Late Modern English Medical Texts
  • Title : Late Modern English Medical Texts
  • Author : Irma Taavitsainen,Turo Hiltunen
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789027203229
  • Pages : 452
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The eighteenth century in medicine is a fallow period lying between the innovations of the Royal Society (1662-) with its new ways of doing science and the nineteenth-century achievements of clinical and laboratory medicine. The period deserves more attention, as the seeds of some modern approaches, like statistics leading to probabilities, date from this century. This volume provides a comprehensive description of the main developments in 1700-1800. Its main focus is on language use in context, with stylistic variation according to genres, authors and audiences. The volume is interdisciplinary: the chapters chart changes and continuities and draw on corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, history of medicine, digital humanities and computer science, and all studies are based on the corpus of Late Modern English Medical Texts (LMEMT). In addition, the volume contains a detailed description of corpus categories focusing on chronological coverage of the texts, criteria for inclusion, discourse forms, and background facts. The volume concludes with a Manual of the corpus, providing information about annotation conventions and examples of how the corpus can be used.


Early Modern English Dialogues by Jonathan Culpeper,Merja Kytö

Early Modern English Dialogues
  • Title : Early Modern English Dialogues
  • Author : Jonathan Culpeper,Merja Kytö
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521835410
  • Pages : 472
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book analyses speech-related genres in Early Modern English, providing ideas of what spoken interaction in earlier times might have been like.


Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction by Andrei Popescu-Belis,Steve Renals,Hervé Bourlard

Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction
  • Title : Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction
  • Author : Andrei Popescu-Belis,Steve Renals,Hervé Bourlard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3540781552
  • Pages : 308
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction, MLMI 2007, held in Brno, Czech Republic, in June 2007. The 25 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited paper were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and revision from 60 workshop presentations. The papers are organized in topical sections on multimodal processing, HCI, user studies and applications, image and video processing, discourse and dialogue processing, speech and audio processing, as well as the PASCAL speech separation challenge.


The European Nobility, 1400-1800 by Jonathan Dewald

The European Nobility, 1400-1800
  • Title : The European Nobility, 1400-1800
  • Author : Jonathan Dewald
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521425285
  • Pages : 209
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An authoritative and accessible survey of the European nobility over four centuries.