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The Reign of Truth and Faith : Epistemic Expressions in 16th and 17th Century English.

Author: Helen Bromhead
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book explores the semantics and pragmatics of epistemic expressions in 16th and 17th century English: verily, in faith, I ween and others. Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach, evidence from texts and collocations, and adducing cultural evidence, the work argues for the existence of a distinct epistemic ethos in 16th and 17th centuryways of thinking and speaking, an ethos of truth, faith, and  Read more...
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Bromhead, Helen.
Reign of Truth and Faith : Epistemic Expressions in 16th and 17th Century English.
Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, Inc., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Bromhead
ISBN: 9783110216028 3110216027 1282187988 9781282187986
OCLC Number: 787842314
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter; Table of contents; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. NSM and historical semantics; Chapter 3. Verily; Chapter 4. Surely; Chapter 5. Forsooth; Chapter 6. By my troth, in truth; Chapter 7. By my faith, in faith; Chapter 8. Methinks, I think; Chapter 9. I wot; Chapter 10. I ween; Chapter 11. I suppose; Chapter 12. I trow; Chapter 13. Concluding remarks; Backmatter.

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Using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach, evidence from texts and collocations, and adducing cultural evidence, the work argues for the existence of a distinct epistemic ethos in 16th  Read more...

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