The afterlives of Nicholas Love

Smith, J. J. (2017) The afterlives of Nicholas Love. Studia Neophilologica, 89(Sup1), pp. 59-74. (doi: 10.1080/00393274.2017.1354718)

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In recent years, historical pragmatics has extended its range to engage not only with lexical and grammatical features but also with other aspects of written text not generally considered ‘linguistic’. One such area is punctuation. This article investigates punctuation-practices in copies, both manuscript and in print, of an important late medieval English text, Nicholas Love’s Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, one of the most widely-circulated English texts of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. It shows how changes in punctuation mirror wider social changes in a crucial period of cultural formation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Jeremy
Authors: Smith, J. J.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Studia Neophilologica
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1651-2308
Published Online:31 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Society for Studia Neophilologica
First Published:First published in Studia Neophilologica 89(Sup1):59-74
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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