Book Review

  • Stephan Giuliani


Merja Kytö, Peter J. Grund and Terry Walker. Testifying to Language and Life in Early Modern England. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011. ISBN: 978-90- 272-1180-4. Hardback + CD-ROM


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ARCHER, Dawn (2005), Questions and Answers in the English Courtroom (1640–1760): A Sociopragmatic Analysis. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
ARCHER, Dawn (2011), “Cross-examining Lawyers, Facework and the Adversarial Courtroom”. «Journal of Pragmatics» 42, 3216-3230.
CULPEPER, Jonathan and Merja KYTÖ (2010), Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
JUCKER, Andreas H. and Irma TAAVITSAINEN (eds.) (2010), Historical Pragmatics. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
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MAZZON, Gabriella and Luisanna FODDE (eds.) (2012), Historical Perspectives on Forms of English Dialogue. Milan: FrancoAngeli.
NEVALAINEN, Terttu and Elizabeth CLOSS TRAUGOTT (eds.) (2012), The Oxford Handbook of the History of English. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
RAY, Benjamin (2009), Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
SCHENDL, Herbert and Laura WRIGHT (eds.) (2011), Code-Switching in Early English. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
TROTTER, David (2000), Mulitlingualism in Later Medieval Britain. Cambridge: DS Brewer.
WRIGHT, Laura (1999), “Mixed Language Business Writing: Five Hundred Years of Code-Switching”, in: Ernst H. JAHR, (ed.), Language Change. Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 114), Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 99-117.
WRIGHT, Laura (2000), “On the Construction of some Early Modern English Courtroom Narratives”, in: Gabriella DI MARTINO and Maria LIMA (eds.), English Diachronic Pragmatics, Napoli: CUEN, 79-102.
How to Cite
Giuliani, S. (2013). Book Review. Rhesis. International Journal of Linguistics, Philology and Literature, 4(1), 94-98. Retrieved from