text (sophisticated)

  • By WoutDLN
  • 19 November, 2012
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sophisticated text–a text purporting to be a faithful copy but containing introduced variants that are syntactically plausible. The sophistications may or may not be “improvements” but, on the whole, are considered to have been produced according to faulty editorial principles. Sophisticated texts are corrupt texts, though not all corrupt texts are sophisticated (Shillingsburg 1986, 171).

sophisticated text. A text purporting to be a faithful copy but containing introduced variants that are syntactically plausible. The sophistications may or may not be “improvements” but, on the whole, are considered to have been produced according to faulty editorial principles. Sophisticated texts are corrupt texts, though not all corrupt texts are sophisticated (Shillingsburg 1996, 174).

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