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Corpus Linguistics and 17th-Century Prostitution

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Book Series: Research in Corpus and Discourse ISBN: 9781472506092 9781472514240 Year: Pages: 272 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100439
Subject: Linguistics
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Corpus linguistics has much to offer history, being as both disciplines engage so heavily in analysis of large amounts of textual material.This book demonstrates the opportunities for exploring corpus linguistics as a method in historiography and the humanities and social sciences more generally. Focusing on the topic of prostitution in 17th-century England, it shows how corpus methods can assist in social research, and can be used to deepen our understanding and comprehension.McEnery and Baker draw principally on two sources – the newsbook Mercurius Fumigosis and the Early English Books Online Corpus. This scholarship on prostitution and the sex trade offers insight into the social position of women in history.

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Peirce's Twenty-Eight Classes of Signs and the Philosophy of Representation

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Book Series: Bloomsbury Advances in Semiotics ISBN: 9781474264839 9781474264853 Year: Pages: 224 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100443
Subject: Science (General)
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The major principles and systems of C. S. Peirce's ground-breaking theory of signs and signification are now generally well known. Less well known, however, is the fact that Peirce initially conceived these systems within a 'Philosophy of Representation', his latter-day version of the traditional grammar, logic and rhetoric trivium. In this book, Tony Jappy traces the evolution of Peirce's Philosophy of Representation project and examines the sign systems which came to supersede it. Exploring the potential of the later sign-systems that Peirce scholars have hitherto been reluctant to engage with and extending Peirce’s semiotic theory beyond the much canvassed systems of his Philosophy of Representation, this book will be essential reading for everyone working in the field of semiotics.

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