Scientific thought-styles: The Evolution of English Medical Writing

Project Details


The project aims at describing stylistic changes in medical English in a long diachronic perspective in a multifaceted sociohistorical framework: in addition to anchoring texts in their generic and sociolinguistic context, we study linguistic phenomena in relation to scientific ideologies. For our research material, we are compiling a computer-readable Corpus of Early English Medical Writing.
Effective start/end date01/01/1995 → …

Fields of Science

  • 612 Languages and Literature