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“With this exciting book, Angus Grieve-Smith provides answers to a long-standing issue in the study of languages: how can linguists provide the most full-fledged picture of how language was used in past centuries? Indeed, his historical syntax study of theater corpora not only enriches our knowledge of 19th Century French by documenting representations of spoken French; it also never loses sight of corpus design issues, such as social factors and the representativeness of sample collection.” --Camille Debras, Maître de conférences, Université Paris Nanterre, France.
“With this introduction to a new corpus of Parisian plays and two accompanying case studies, Grieve-Smith pushes us to reconsider questions of representation in historical written corpora, particularly when such corpora are intended to capture to the extent possible spontaneous conversational language. This book is a powerful reminder that inferences about past states of language, and how they relate to present states, are profoundly affected by the data upon which we base our analyses.” –Alexandra D’Arcy, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria, Canada, and author of Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight hundred years of LIKE (John Benjamins, 2017).
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32402-5
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
- Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-32401-8
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-32402-5
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