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'In short tyme it wil heale the sore'. A relevance perspective of promising in medical utilitarian texts of the earl y modern english period

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dc.contributor.author Quintana Toledo, Elena es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-14T09:12:12Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-14T09:12:12Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-13 es_ES
dc.identifier.isbn 978-84-9048-857-7 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/136916
dc.description.abstract Medical recipes written before the birth of modern scientific writing, at least as we know it today, are frequently characterised by the inclusion of expressions aimed at validating the efficacy of the remedies. These expressions have been traditionally considered as promises of efficacy. This research hypothesises that a closer examination of the context in which they are embedded may render interpretations that are different from promissory speech acts in the strictest sense. The corpus of study has been excerpted from the Corpus of Early English Recipesand it comprises medical recipes written in English between 1500 and 1600. The texts have been analysed using AntConc and the results have been manually checked afterwards. The detection of potential promises of efficacy has relied on Speech Act Theory and particularly on Searle¿s (1969) constitutive rules for promises. Relevance Theory (Sperber and Wilson 1995) has been used to account for the process of contextual enrichment the reader follows so as to derive the illocutionary force of efficacy statements. This work shows that not all efficacy statements are necessarily interpreted as promises in the Searlean sense. In fact, it has been observed that the occurrence of stance elements, i.e. epistemic and/or evidential devices, together with the authors¿ lexico-grammatical choices crucially shape their illocutionary force, normally by lowering the promissory value of the locutions. es_ES
dc.format.extent 152 es_ES
dc.format.medium Electrónico es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Colección UPV[Scientia] es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Short es_ES
dc.subject Heale es_ES
dc.subject Sore' es_ES
dc.subject Relevance es_ES
dc.subject Perspective es_ES
dc.subject Promising es_ES
dc.subject Medical es_ES
dc.subject Utilitarian es_ES
dc.subject Texts es_ES
dc.subject Modern es_ES
dc.subject English es_ES
dc.subject Period es_ES
dc.title 'In short tyme it wil heale the sore'. A relevance perspective of promising in medical utilitarian texts of the earl y modern english period es_ES
dc.type Libro es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Editorial es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Quintana Toledo, E. (2020). 'In short tyme it wil heale the sore'. A relevance perspective of promising in medical utilitarian texts of the earl y modern english period. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/136916 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod EDITORIAL es_ES
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dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela 6577_1_1 es_ES


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