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Deutsche Fachtexte der frühen Neuzeit : naturkundlich-medizinische Wissensvermittlung im Spannungsfeld von Latein und Volkssprache /
Mechthild Habermann.
imprint
Berlin : De Gruyter, 2001.
description
xvii, 583 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
3110169630 (cl.)
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"Hier wird zum ersten Mal der diffzile Elaborierungsprozess eines inhaltlich und formal offenen Gebrauchtstyps des deutschen pragmatischen Schrifttums im Spannungfeld von Latein und Volkssprache, von Fach- und Laienpublikum, von humanistischer Gelehrsamkeit und praktischer Lebenshilfe differenziert beschrieben und bewertet. Dabei nötigt vor allem die klare, terminologisch präzise und dennoch leicht verständliche Wissenschaftsprosa von Habermann dem Leser allen Respekt ab."Robert Luff in: Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie 1/2006 "Insgesamt erweist sich M. Habermann als überaus belesene, sachkundige und methodisch versierte Beobachterin, die ihren Gegenständen sowohl zahlreiche Detailbeobachtungen entnehmen als auch diese wiederum zu umfassenden sprachgeschichtlichen Synthesen zusammen fügen kann."Norbert Richard Wolf in: Beiträge zur Namenforschung 3-2004
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Despite German specialist texts in the fields of medicine, pharmacy and botany making up a considerable proportion of early printed texts, they have been largely ignored by linguistic research. Early scientific printed texts are of particular significance for text linguistics and pragmatics if sufficient attention is paid to their projected reader-ship among non-specialists; in order to prepare specialist knowledge for the 'common man' and enhance their viability in the market place, it was necessary to 'package' the books effectively with regard to presentation, text and style. Numerous texts have been analysed to trace the wide range of techniques used to propagate knowledge in the vernacular and to consider the extent to which they depend on Latin models from Classical Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The strategies deployed to popularise the contents and optimise the texts play an important part in the development of modern non-fiction.

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