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Title The language of public and private communication in a historical perspective / edited by Nicholas Brownlees, Gabriella Del Lungo and John Denton
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotii -- Communicative competence and the language of eighteenth-century letters / Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade -- "We beg to suggest" : features of legal English in late modern business letters / Marina Dossena -- Keywords, collocations and ideology : an analysis of the Castlereagh Act of union correspondence in its political context / Alessandra Levorato -- The language of Charles Darwin's Red Notebook / Antonio Bertacca -- Motions and emotions in a lady traveller's writing / Gabriella Di Martino -- In the Queen's name : the writings of Elizabeth I between public and private communication / Giovanni Iamartino and Angela Andreani -- "Hail Mary" goes underground : public and private religious discourse in 16th century England / John Denton -- Eighteenth-century London non-standard spellings as evidenced by servants', tradesmen's and shopkeepers' bills / Laura wright -- Capt. Badiley's answer unto Capt. Appleton's remonstrance (1653) : the recontextualisation in print of private correspondence / Nicholas Brownlees -- Identifying diversity in English newspapers in 1701 / Udo Fries -- Diologic quotation patterns in historical news reports / Birte Bos -- Witness narratives in 17th century trial proceedings : a case study of historical courtroom public discourse / Elisabetta Cecconi -- The evolution of a distinct Australian lexis as seen in the public discourse of nineteenth century bush ballads and spoken verse / Thomas Christiansen -- Spanish borrowings in early modern English travelogues and dictionaries, or how to make the new reality in the Spanish colonies intelligible to English readers / Alicia Rodriquez-Alvarez -- Adjective comparison in early modern English : variation across genres in public and private discourse / Salena Sampson -- Etymology, genealogy and hagiographical Auctoritas in the works of Osbern Bokenham : redeeming the public voice of English poetry / Alice Spencer -- "A simple and popular description" : popularization of natural science in the Natural History Rambles of J.G. Wood / Eleonora Chiavetta -- "Gull'd by the enchanting tongues of Quack and Zany" : the rhetoric of nostrum marketing in speech and print in early modern London / Roberta Mullini
Summary This volume examines a fundamental concept of language within a historical perspective. The concept is that of public and private communication, the historical period ranges from the late middle ages to the late modern, and the language is English. In sho
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Discourse analysis.
Interpersonal communication -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Brownlees, Nicholas.
Del Lungo, Gabriella.
Denton, John.
ISBN 1443821411
1443822027 (electronic bk.)
9781443822022 (electronic bk.)