Irma Taavitsainen

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This article proposes a model for linguistic analysis of scientific thought-styles, combining quantitative and qualitative analyses in the variationist frame and focusing on writings of the scholastic period. The first part of the article considers factors that led to the vernacularisation of scientific writings in fifteenth-century England and the sources,(More)
This paper provides an outline of the changes in linguistics that gave rise to historical pragmatics in the 1990s and that have shaped its development over the twenty years of its existence. These changes have affected virtually all aspects of linguistic analyses: the nature of the data, the research questions, the methods and tools that are being used for(More)
. In: Geert Booij and Jaap van : Kluwer. , IConstraint Interaction and gers University. Llplicative identity. In: Jill N. University of Massachusetts Muna and Janet Grijzenhout. 2010. Phrase-medial bilabial stops in three West Germanic languages. Linguistische Berichte 222: 141-167. Alan and Paul Smolensky. 1993. Optimality Theory: Constraint interaction in(More)
The large number of diverse medical texts shows that therapeutic matters were of major concern to medieval people. The division of medical texts into the learned tradition, which includes practical or philosophical treatises written in Latin, and the remedy-book genre, which includes the materia medica tradition1 written in various vernaculars, is(More)
One of the fundamental tasks of practical medicine has always been to identify the signs of health and disease. In this paper, I contrast the Oxford English Dictionary (henceforth OED) entries of four of the most common medical signifier terms (token, sign, symptom, and accident) in English vernacular medical texts from the end of the 14th century to the(More)
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