Author:Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta (eds)

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Medical and Scientific Writing in Late Medieval English

By: Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta (eds)

Price: $89.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012787

ISBN: 0521831334

Condition: New


Medical and scientific writing in English has evolved over more than a millennium, from its genesis in the Anglo-Saxon era to its present-day position as the ‘lingua franca’ of science. This volume focuses on its development as a genre in late medieval English. During this period it emerged in the vernacular, as its Graeco-Roman conventions were modified in a new socio-historical context. Seven experts discuss the various linguistic and textual processes involved in vernacularising science, and how they related to communicative practices and to the writers and readers of medical and scient... View more info