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By Risto Hiltunen (ed.), Janne Skaffari (ed.)

Masking approximately a thousand years, this quantity explores medieval and glossy English texts from clean views. in the fairly new box of ancient discourse linguistics, the synchronic research of huge textual devices and attention of text-external positive factors with regards to discourse has to date got little realization. To fill that hole, this quantity deals experiences of medieval educational and non secular texts and correspondence from the early smooth interval. The contributions spotlight writer-audience relationships, the meant use of texts, descriptions of text-type, and questions of orality and manuscript contextualization. the subjects, starting from the reception of previous English texts to the conventions of functional guideline in heart English to the epistolary development of technological know-how in early sleek English, are without delay appropriate to old linguists, discourse and textual content linguists, and scholars of the background of English.

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