Manners, Norms and Transgressions in the History of English

Literary and linguistic approaches

ORCID logoAndreas H. Jucker | University of Zurich
ORCID logoIrma Taavitsainen | University of Helsinki
ISBN 9789027207463 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260826 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This volume traces the multifaceted concept of manners in the history of English from the late medieval through the early and late modern periods right up to the present day. It focuses in particular on transgressions of manners and norms of behaviour as an analytical tool to shed light on the discourse of polite conduct and styles of writing. The papers collected in this volume adopt both literary and linguistic perspectives. The fictional sources range from medieval romances and Shakespearean plays to eighteenth-century drama, Lewis Carroll’s Alice books and present-day television comedy drama. The non-fictional data includes conduct books, medical debates and petitions written by lower class women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The contributions focus in particular on the following questions: What are the social and political ideologies behind rules of etiquette and norms of interaction, and what can we learn from blunders and other transgressions?
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 312] 2020.  viii, 298 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020020138 | Marc record