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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+ London - * - Court - East Anglia and North 0 1480 - 1519 1520 – 1559 1560 -
1599 1600 – 1639 1640 – 1681 Figure 8 . 7 . Relative adverb vs . preposition
plus ( THE ) WHICH . Regional distribution of the preposition - plus - wh
Our data , however , clearly suggest that London was the centre of its subsequent
diffusion : in the period 1640 – 81 , the innovative form appears at a 20 per cent
frequency in the North , East Anglia and at Court , but twice as frequently in ...
The Chester - Humber line is the traditional basis we have selected for
characterizing counties north of Lincolnshire as ' northern ' , but it is not the only
dividing line between northern and southern varieties presented in the literature .
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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