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Reconstructing Lowth's Social Network

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579273
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0005
Reconstructing Lowth's Social Network

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Lowth's social networks at different periods in his life using his collected correspondence as a basis but also other documents, like his lists of presentation copies for Isaiah (1778). An important tool for this is Lowth's use of epistolary formulas, which can be employed as an index of politeness.

Keywords: social networks; letters; draft letters/fair copies; coalition building; epistolary formulas

Chapter.  19056 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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