By: Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta (eds)
Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2005
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 012787
Binding: Hard Cover
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 scientific t... View More...