The Resource Written reliquaries : the resonance of orality in medieval English texts, Leslie K. Arnovick

Written reliquaries : the resonance of orality in medieval English texts, Leslie K. Arnovick

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Written reliquaries : the resonance of orality in medieval English texts
Title
Written reliquaries
Title remainder
the resonance of orality in medieval English texts
Statement of responsibility
Leslie K. Arnovick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written Reliquaries: The Resonance of Orality in Medieval English Texts establishes the linguistic component of orality and oral tradition. The relics it examines are traces of spoken performance, artifacts of linguistic and cultural processes. Seven case studies animate verbal acts of making promises, quoting proverbs, pronouncing curses, speaking gibberish, praying Pater Nosters, invoking saints, and keeping silence. The study of their resonance is enabled by a methodological conjunction of historical pragmatics and oral theory. Insights from oral theory enlighten spoken traditions which in turn may be understood in the larger historical-pragmatic context of linguistic performance. The inquiry ranges across broad as well as narrow planes of reference to trace a complex set of cultural and linguistic interactions. In this way it reconstructs relevant discursive contexts, giving detailed accounts of underlying assumptions, traditions, and conventions. Doing so, the book demonstrates that an integrated methodology not only allows access to oral discourse in both Old English and Middle English but also provides insight into the fluid medieval interchange of literacy and orality."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
420
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P302.7
LC item number
.A76 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pragmatics & beyond,
Series volume
new ser., 153
Label
Written reliquaries : the resonance of orality in medieval English texts, Leslie K. Arnovick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Written Reliquaries; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; List of Figures; Preface; Chapter 1; Reconstructing Spoken Performance in Medieval Texts; A Joint Exploration in Oral Theory and Historical Pragmatics; Part I; Oral Relics in Old English; Chapter 2; Speaking Gibberish; Chapter 3; Praying the Pater Noster; Chapter 4; Invoking Saints; Chapter 5; Keeping Silence; Part II; Oral Relics in Middle English; Chapter 6; Making Promises; Chapter 7; Quoting Proverbs; Chapter 8; Pronouncing Book Curses; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Notes
Control code
ocn191952598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027292841
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b24377600
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191952598
  • pebcs1282154966
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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