Transferring classical discourse forms into the vernacular irma taavitsainen 4 code switching in medieval medical writing paivi pahta 5 entrances and exits in english medical vocabulary 1400 1550 juhani norri 6 herbal recipes and recipes in herbals intertextuality in early english medical writing martti makinen 7. Medical and scientific writing in late medieval english medical and scientific writing in english has evolved over more than a millennium from its genesis in the anglo saxon era to its present day position as the lingua franca of science this volume focuses on its development as a register in late medieval english. This volume describes the late medieval period of english scientific writing from the late fourteenth to the sixteenth century it tackles three core issues in the vernacularisation of scientific and medical writing illuminates them from various angles and shows how this field of writing developed. Medical writing tells us a great deal about how the language of science has developed in constructing and communicating knowledge in english this volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine based on the electronic corpus of early modern english medical texts containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700. Medical and scientific writing in late medieval english 978 0 521 11041 9 medical and scientific writing in late medieval english edited by irma taavitsainen and paivi pahta frontmatter more information of early english medical writing taavitsainen pahta and makinen
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