Volume 8 is a special issue on historical medical discourse.

Guest Editors for this volume: Giovanni Iamartino University of Milan and Irma Taavitsainen Univesity of Helsinki
Publication is planned for spring 2019.

The following papers are now under review:

Italy and the Royal Society: medical papers in the early Philosophical Transactions

What medicine is. Galen’s Art of Physick

The treatment of medical terms in Bailey’s An Universal Etymological Dictionary (1721)

From ‘dying well’ to ‘inducing a good death’: euthanasia in the British press (1864-1949)

A Physical Dictionary of 1655: when translating medical science is not enough

Stabilising scientific lexicon in 18th-century British encyclopaedias and specialised dictionaries: focus on medical terminology

Case reporting: a historical discourse analysis of the functional uses of if-conditionals in medical-officer-of-health reports

The medical entries in John Kersey’s abridged Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum (1708)

Pronouncing medical terms: norm and usage in pronouncing dictionaries

Something old, something new: the structure of late seventeenth-century English pamphlet advertisements of proprietary medicines

Linguistic and discursive features of nineteenth-century British medical dictionaries

Book reviews:

This Language, A River: A History of English
Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview, 2018, 360 pp.
Reviewed by Felicia Jean Steele, The College of New Jersey, USA

The Influence of Spanish on the English Language since 1801: A Lexical Investigation
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, xi + 314 pp.
Reviewed by JOSÉ A. SÁNCHEZ FAJARDO, University of Alicante, Spain