Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England
This volume presents a sociolinguistic perspective on the history of the English language. Based on original empirical research, it discusses the social factors that promoted linguistic changes in earlier English, and the people who were the leading force behind them. The authors focus on the major grammatical developments that shaped the language in Tudor and Stuart times, the period that laid the foundations for modern Standard English.
Nevalainen and Raumolin-Brunberg adopt an interdisciplinary approach, exploring the extent to which sociolinguistic models and methods can be applied to the history of English.
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Contents Preface ix List of Tables xi List of Figures xiii Publisher ' s
Acknowledgements xvi 1 Chapter 1 . Introduction : Issues in Historical
Sociolinguistics 1 . 1 . Sociolinguistic Backprojection ? 2 1 . 2 . Contemporary
Perceptions of Usage 6 1 .
3 . WHICH VS . THE WHICH 107 Chapter 6 . Gender 110 6 . 1 . The Gender
Paradox 110 6 . 2 . Historical Reconstruction 113 6 . 3 . Previous Studies 116 6 .
4 . Gender and Real - Time Linguistic Change 118 6 . 5 . Conclusion 130
Chapter 7 .
In Chapter 4 we will consider the time courses of all the changes discussed in
this volume . For ease of comparison , they will be scaled to periods of 40 years
in Chapter 4 , but 20 - year periods will also be referred to in later chapters .
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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