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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The brunt of the criticism is levelled at the fact that speakers ' socio - economic
status is reduced to a single scale , and that factors such as occupation ,
education and income may not all be equally relevant to linguistic variation (
Hudson 1996 ...
The fact that the second oldest age group in 1620 - 1639 used fewer - s forms
than the other groups might also be significant . It would be tempting to suggest
that this phenomenon reflected the tendency of middle - aged people to employ ...
... Change in Tudor and Stuart England Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste), Helena
Raumolin-Brunberg. The fact that the Royal Court was slow in adopting the
incoming form strongly supports the argument in favour of a change from below
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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