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 social gender differences in Old English , it is quite possible to find out about
bi - and multilingualism , code - switching and language policies in Anglo - Saxon
England . But as we move on to the Late Middle and Early Modern English ...
We would not argue , however , that it is always possible to assess an individual
writer ' s social position or the conditions of his or her community . Rather than
complaining about the quality of the information we have , we need to regret the ...
This choice provides commensurability of data , as far as that is possible , for a
period spanning 270 years . Furthermore , the suitability of personal
correspondence for sociolinguistic analysis becomes obvious if one believes , as
we do , that ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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