text (critical)

  • By WoutDLN
  • 19 November, 2012
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critical text–any edited text that results from the application of rationally defensible editorial principles. One could say that a documentary edition that produces an edited text that is textually identical with its source text is a critical text because its text was chosen on some critical basis over any alternative authoritative source text. That is, however, a wasteful and potentially misleading use of the term (Shillingsburg 1986, 171).

critical text. Any edited text that results from the application of rationally defensible editorial principles. One could say that a documentary edition that produces an edited text that is textually identical with its source text is a critical text because its text was chosen on some critical basis over any alternative authoritative source text. That is, however, a wasteful and potentially misleading use of the term (Shillingsburg 1996, 175).

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