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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In Trudgill ' s account modern mainstream dialects are represented by Standard
English , on the one hand , and modern nonstandard ... One recent development
is the growth of the Home Counties as a large dialect region centred on London .
When it involves the reduction of marked or minority forms , the process is called
dialect levelling or koinéization ( Trudgill 1986 : 107 ; Milroy ... syntactic and
morphological variation in nonstandard dialects is discussed by Cheshire et al .
... 178 , 182 levelling 13 , 158 , 160 , 161 , 167 , 183 , 191 Midland dialect ( s )
163 , 184 mixing , mixture 40 , 158 , 165 , 169 , 183 mainstream dialect ( s ) 157 –
159 , 162 , 207 new dialect formation 158 , 159 nonstandard dialect ( s ) 158 ,
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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