18.203, Books: Discourse Analysis/Historical Ling/Pragmatics: Arnovick

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Date: 16-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Written Reliquaries: Arnovick 

	
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Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 14:37:51
From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Written Reliquaries: Arnovick 
 



Title: Written Reliquaries 
Subtitle: The resonance of orality in medieval English texts 
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 153  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20153 


Author: Leslie Arnovick

Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253965 Pages: 292 Price: U.S. $ 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027253965 Pages: 292 Price: U.K. £ 138.00


Abstract:

The resonance of orality in medieval English texts establishes the
linguistic component of orality and oral tradition. The relics it examines
are traces of spoken performance, artifacts of linguistic and cultural
processes. Seven case studies animate verbal acts of making promises,
quoting proverbs, pronouncing curses, speaking gibberish, praying Pater
Nosters, invoking saints, and keeping silence. The study of their resonance
is enabled by a methodological conjunction of historical pragmatics and
oral theory. Insights from oral theory enlighten spoken traditions which in
turn may be understood in the larger historical-pragmatic context of
linguistic performance. The inquiry ranges across broad as well as narrow
planes of reference to trace a complex set of cultural and linguistic
interactions. In this way it reconstructs relevant discursive contexts,
giving detailed accounts of underlying assumptions, traditions, and
conventions. Doing so, the book demonstrates that an integrated methodology
not only allows access to oral discourse in both Old English and Middle
English but also provides insight into the fluid medieval interchange of
literacy and orality. 

Table of contents

Acknowledgments, ix  
List of Figures, xi  
Preface, 1-7  
Reconstructing Spoken Performance in Medieval Texts: A Joint Exploration in
Oral Theory and Historical Pragmatics, 9-23  

Oral Relics in Old English   
 
Speaking Gibberish, 27-59  
Praying the Pater Noster, 61-90  
Invoking Saints, 91-134  
Keeping Silence, 135-151  

Oral Relics in Middle English   

Making Promises, 155-174  
Quoting Proverbs, 175-194  
Pronouncing Book Curses, 195-213 
 
Conclusion, 215-222  
Appendices, 223-243  
Notes, 245-264  
Bibliography, 265-283  
Index, 285-292 



Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                     Historical Linguistics
                     Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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