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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6 Informants : social status ( percentages ) 3 . 7 Informants : regional division (
percentages ) 4 . ... of informants with variable grammar 7 . 1 Models of social
stratification 7 . 2 Third - person singular indicative suffix - S vs . - TH . Percentage
Percentages of its as opposed to the postnominal variants OF IT and THEREOF
Prop - word ONE . Occurrences per 10 , 000 running words 4 . 7 Object of the
gerund . Percentage of zero forms as opposed to OF - phrases 4 . 8 Noun subject
Percentage of you . Male informants Possessive determiner MY / THY VS . MINE /
THINE . Percentage of MY / THY . Male informants Object of the gerund .
Percentage of zero forms . Male informants Third - person singular suffix - s vs . -
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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