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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
Acceptance Date Feb 16, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 12, 2016
Publication Date 2016-10
Deposit Date Jun 22, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 12, 2016
Journal Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics
Electronic ISSN 2199-2908
Publisher De Gruyter
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Pages 235-263
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsl-2016-0014
Keywords evidentiality, Early Modern medicine, scholasticism, Corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/823881
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

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