2004 Student Research Conference:
17th Annual Student Research Conference

Language & Literature

Evolutionary Change in Three Editions of an Early Printed Text Libro de Medecina Llamado Macer, eds 1518, 1519, 1527
John C. Becker
Dr. Thomas M. Capuano, Faculty Mentor

In the study evolution of language, the transcription and examination of texts from different time periods is an invaluable tool to the researcher. I have examined three editions of the Libro de Medecina Llamado Macer printed in close succession to see the similarities and the differences among them. I will present my findings by categorizing the types of changes that I encountered, presenting representations of each type, analyzing the different types and then determining whether the changes follow traditional evolutionary patterns established by regarded researchers of the Spanish language or not. I will conclude by offering my own assessment of the reason for changes that do not appear to follow established evolutionary norms.

Keywords: transcription, history of spanish, early printed texts

Topic(s):Spanish

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 46-4
Location: VH 1320
Time: 4:30

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