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Evidentiality in early modern English medical treatises (1500-1700)

Whitt, Richard J.

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This study investigates diachronic trends in the use of evidential markers in Early Modern English medical treatises (1500-1700), with data drawn from the Corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts. The state of medical thought and practice in Early Modern England is discussed, with particular focus on the changing role that Scholasticism played during this period. The nature of evidentiality and types of scholastic vs. non-scholastic evidence are given attention, and quantitative results are outlined. The results are then discussed in light of discursive and typological considerations.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2016-10
Journal Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics
Electronic ISSN 2199-2908
Publisher De Gruyter
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Pages 235-263
APA6 Citation Whitt, R. J. (2016). Evidentiality in early modern English medical treatises (1500-1700). Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics, 2(2), 235-263. doi:10.1515/jhsl-2016-0014
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsl-2016-0014
Keywords evidentiality, Early Modern medicine, scholasticism, Corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts
Publisher URL https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsl.2016.2.issue-2/jhsl-2016-0014/jhsl-2016-0014.xml
Related Public URLs http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsl
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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