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Healing words : the printed handbills of Early Modern London quacks

Author: Roberta Mullini
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2015]
Series: Interkulturelle Begegnungen, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the English Restoration, London unlicensed health carers printed handbills as the easiest way to advertise their medical practices. In order to increase our awareness of irregular medical practitioners as a cultural phenomenon and examine their language, two collections of handbills have been transcribed. The study analyses the lexicon used to address readers, the traits of orality in written communication  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Mullini
ISBN: 9783631664773 363166477X
OCLC Number: 906027813
Description: 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Contents: Historical Context - A Corpus-based Approach to the Language of Quacks - Common Complaints in Corpora from the Medical Domain - How Quacks Addressed their Audience - Quacks and the Media - Three Case Studies: Men, Women, and a Courtier.
Series Title: Interkulturelle Begegnungen, 18.
Other Titles: Printed handbills of Early Modern London quacks
Responsibility: Roberta Mullini.

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The book studies the language of Restoration London irregular medical practitioners emerging from their printed handbills. Findings consist of the pragmatic features of quacks' communication,  Read more...

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"Through the dialogue between science and humanities and thanks to the interdisciplinary approach chosen by Mullini in her latest book, we get a broad and rich vision of a period, of a profession, Read more...

 
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