By Terttu Nevalainen, Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen
The contributions during this e-book speak about letter-writing from 1400 to 1800, and the fabric studied levels from the overdue medieval Paston Letters and the correspondence among Sweden and the German Hanse to Early glossy English family members letters and correspondence in common heritage among England and North the United States within the eighteenth century. by way of bringing a collection of corpus linguistic, discourse analytic, pragmatic and sociolinguistic ways to endure on old letter-writing job, the articles either expand and supplement the conventional letter-writing study within the heritage of eu languages, which ways the subject from a principally rhetorical perspective.
The articles during this ebook have been first released as a different factor of the Journal of ancient Pragmatics 5:2 (2004), percentage a contextualised view of letters: even if approached from the point of view of language touch, social and discursive practices, intertextuality, viewers layout or linguistic politeness, letters are analysed as a part of their particular familial, enterprise or clinical community. Writing letters hence emerges as hugely context-sensitive social interplay.