Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez

Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Research Institute of Text Analysis and Applications (IATEXT)

MPhil, PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 1989 - present
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
September 1994 - June 1995
University of Glasgow
Field of study
  • English Studies
September 1989 - December 1995
Universidad de La Laguna
Field of study
  • English Studies
September 1983 - June 1988
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona Spain
Field of study
  • Filología Anglo-Germánica (inglés)

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Publications (35)
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El tratamiento de los "monstrous births" en tratados obstétricos ingleses del siglo XVII: entre el relato de prodigios y el texto científico  The treatment of "monstrous births" in 17 th-century English obstetrical treatises: between the prodigy narrative and the scientific text Abstract: This paper analyses the treatment of the so-called "monstro...
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RESUMEN: En la Inglaterra del siglo XVII la lengua latina y los autores clásicos dejaron paso al estudio de la lengua inglesa. Ante la falta de obras normativas que regularan el inglés y su léxico, comenzaron a publicarse gramáticas y diccionarios que intentaban dotar a la lengua del rigor y sistematicidad de las lenguas clásicas. Una de las caract...
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Dada la importancia y difusión que adquirió el conocimiento médico durante el Renacimiento gracias a la imprenta, nos ha parecido relevante examinar los florilegios renacentistas con dos objetivos: en primer lugar, confirmar la hipótesis de que algunas cuestiones de la medicina del siglo XVI traspasaron la frontera de la literatura médica y, por di...
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The eighteenth century is characterised by efforts to make science accessible to the general public. In this sense, dictionaries played an important role as agents of popularisation of science. This essay focuses on a particular type of scientific entry, that of medical terms, included in John Kersey’s Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum (1708), an abri...
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Eighteenth-century general English dictionaries have awakened scholarly interest in recent decades, but there are not many studies exploring the relevance and contents of their paratextual constituents. This paper focuses on encyclopaedic supplements particularly, a type of paratextual constituent usually prefixed or appended to eighteenth-century...
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Most studies on the first histories of the English language go as far back as the 19th century, and dismiss earlier historical accounts of the language. However, 17th- and 18th-century short histories of the English language provide valuable insight into information layout, periodisation criteria, ideological tenets and other material which have le...
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During the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, some works of language codification–such as dictionaries and grammars–started to include short histories of the English language, which varied in size and depth but had common content organisation, common aims and common ideological tenets. An earlier study of historical accounts of the English l...
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In the second half of the eighteenth century the number of English school grammars underwent a dramatic increase, and grammar writers used title pages, prefaces and, in general, other book components to attract potential buyers. A very common commercial strategy consisted in adding supplementary material to the grammars. Among this material, a type...
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Después de dos siglos de incluir breves capítulos sobre puntuación en gramáticas y manuales escolares ingleses de los siglos XVI y XVII, en el último cuarto del siglo XVII la puntuación parece adquirir entidad suficiente como para ser el centro de interés de un volumen y en 1672 sale a la luz la primera obra cuyo título anuncia aportar reglas sobre...
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The prefaces to English school grammars of the eighteenth century may be conceptualised as a frame of reference for the authorial voice behind them. To promote and boost the sales of their works, grammarians generally wrote sound, meaningful prefaces that combined propositional content with metadiscursive comments. Therefore, this kind of prefatory...
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This paper aims to shed light on an issue which has remained unexplored hitherto: common topics in the prefaces to eighteenth‐century English school grammars. The study is based on a corpus of nineteen grammars, retrieved from the Eighteenth‐Century English Grammars database (ECEG), which fulfilled the following criteria: grammars (i) published as...
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Teaching Punctuation in Early Modern England Much has been written on the punctuation practice of late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English writers in order to work out the ultimate function of marks of punctuation. The main point of discussion has almost ever been whether punctuation indicated syntactic relationships or represented speech pa...
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Science in general, and particularly the field of medicine, underwent an extraordinary advance in seventeenth-century England. As printing allowed the diffusion of medical literature, an extensive body of learned and popular medical writings became available to a wider sector of the population. In this context, Matthew Griffith delivered The Cathol...
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In the eighteenth century a combination of economic and social circumstances gave rise to a debate over the notions of authorship and originality in London. The growing diffusion of printed works caused an increasing popularity of certain authors who were on the way to professionalization. An accurate attribution of works became thus a key point in...
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During the Late Middle Ages it was quite usual in England to make copies of legal deeds which were compiled in cartularies or registers. These copies served the purpose of granting the preservation of title deeds, contracts, etc. in case of loss or destruction, as well as provid-ing Chancery officials with documents which could be inspected to reso...
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Legal acts in Anglo-Saxon society were public rather than private. The community in general was concerned with agreements of any kind -marriage contracts, land grants, etc.- which were performed orally and validated by the use of stereotyped legal wording and formulas. The frequent practice of giving symbolic objects and the use of a ritual languag...
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BL MS Sloane 249 ff. 180v-205v is a fifteenth-century gynaecological treatise in the tradition of Gilbertus Anglicus' Compendium medicinae, classified by Green as Sickness of Women 2 (Green, 1992: 81-82). Unlike other Middle English gynaecological treatises, the text of this manuscript is thoroughly glossed by his Renaissance owner, one Jolin Wotto...
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RESUMEN Durante los siglos XVI y XVII se conjugaron una serie de factores que dieron lugar a un enorme crecimiento y expansión del léxico de la lengua inglesa. En esta eferves-cencia léxica jugaron un papel muy importante figuras de renombre que con su ingenio y prestigio no sólo acuñaron sino popularizaron gran cantidad de nuevas lexías. En este t...
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La ponctuation dans les textes legislatifs du Moyen Age est irreguliere, mais son usage n'est pas arbitraire. Au contraire, la position des signes de ponctuation reflete les particularites de la structure syntaxique de la phrase
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Although English began to be used as language ofdocuments, records continued being the realm of Latín. Latín legal formulae andphrasing were adopted in English or translated literally leadíng to a Latinized English. Material taken directly from documents* has been selected to illustrate relevant grammatical points and idioms. The Corpus used for th...

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