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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Detailed discussions of the changes with a shorter time - scale will be presented
in later chapters . It is , however , important to bear in mind that all changes are
based on the same data , which guarantees a high level of mutual comparability .
For example , those born in 1620 or later all used - s in over 90 per cent of the
cases in 1640 – 1659 , and in 1540 – 1559 the youngest person with a known
date of birth , Princess , later Queen Elizabeth I , born in 1533 , was a 100 - per -
5 . shows that it is not only during the later stages of diffusion but also earlier that
professional writers led the way . Before 1520 , gentry professionals did not use
the multiple negation as often as other high - ranking men . It is most likely that ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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