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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As a basis of this study , we have chosen Fanego ' s ( 1996 : 97 ) definition of the
gerund : ' any - ING form having , roughly , the same distribution as nouns or
noun phrases ' . In order to avoid problematic borderline cases and also for
Noun Subject of the Gerund The argument linking in the gerund phrase was also
looked at from another angle . The preferences in the choice of the form of the
noun subject of the gerund also underwent a change in Early Modern English .
Sir Nicholas only used relative adverbs , such as WHEREBY , while both sons
frequently chose the analytic alternative , the prepositional phrase , 8 H ) WHICH
. Nathaniel ' s score is 39 per cent ( 15 out of 30 occurrences ) and Edward ' s 60
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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