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LINGUIST List 17.3629

Thu Dec 07 2006

Books: Discourse Analysis/Ling & Literature: Busse

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare: Busse

Message 1: Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare: Busse
Date: 01-Dec-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare: Busse

Title: Vocative Constructions in the Language of Shakespeare
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 150
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20150

Author: Beatrix Busse
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253935 Pages: 525 Price: U.S. $ 168.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253935 Pages: 525 Price: Europe EURO 140.00

This study investigates the functions, meanings, and varieties of forms of
address in Shakespeare's dramatic work. New categories of Shakespearean
vocatives are developed and the grammar of vocatives is investigated in,
above, and below the clause, following morpho-syntactic, semantic,
lexicographical, pragmatic, social and contextual criteria. Going beyond
the conventional paradigm of power and solidarity and with recourse to
Shakespearean drama as both text and performance, the study sees vocatives
as foregrounded experiential, interpersonal and textual markers.
Shakespeare's vocatives construe, both quantitatively and qualitatively,
habitus and identity. They illustrate relationships or messages. They
reflect Early Modern, Shakespearean, and intra- or inter-textual contexts.
Theoretically and methodologically, the study is interdisciplinary. It
draws on approaches from (historical) pragmatics, stylistics, Hallidayean
grammar, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, socio-historical
linguistics, sociology, and theatre semiotics. This study contributes,
thus, not only to Shakespeare studies, but also to literary linguistics and
literary criticism.

Table of contents

List of illustrations xiii-xiv
Preface and acknowledgements xv-xvi
List of abbreviations xvii-xviii
Chapter 1. This study 1-65
Chapter 2. Theoretical framework: Shakespeare's language as social semiotic
Chapter 3. "What is the focative case, William?" -: the grammar of
vocatives in Shakespeare and systemic functional grammar 95-127
Chapter 4. What's in a vocative ? -: the experiential, interpersonal, and
textual meanings of Shakespearean vocatives: a polyphony of voices 129-289
Chapter 5. "Language most shows a man: speak, that I may see thee." -:
Vocatives in context 291-411
Chapter 6. Vocatives in Shakespeare and the theatre 413-444
Chapter 7. Conclusions 445-458
Appendix 459-493
References 495-521
Index 523-525

"Beatrix Busse's erudite study of vocatives in Shakespeare's plays will be
of considerable interest to scholars and advanced students studying
Shakespeare, Stylistics and/or Early Modern English. Her use of a careful
corpus-based approach enables her to be systematic in her examination of
forms of address in Shakespeare's plays and to provide useful quantitative
analysis to support her arguments. She balances this quantitative analysis
with stimulating and detailed qualitative accounts of the pragmatic and
sociolinguistic meanings associated with particular vocatives and vocative
types in context." Professor Mick Short, Lancaster University, UK

"This is an ambitious investigation of vocatives in a carefully selected
corpus of Shakespeare's plays. It is highly innovative and convincing in
its combination of theories and extensive use of historical and
contemporary sources. Moreover, it successfully challenges the reader to
think across the boundaries between linguistic and literary studies and,
although its emphasis is on forms of address, many of the excellent
analyses -especially of individual passages, scenes or characters- offer
exciting and new insights into the plays on the page as well as on the stage."
Dr. Marga Munkelt, University of M√ľnster, Germany

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): Middle English (enm)

Written In: English (eng )

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