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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stylistic side , More ' s context of writing - a father writing to his favourite daughter
– would suggest to a modern reader that ... We may now begin to bridge the
temporal gap between the present day and the early sixteenth century by
The Advantages of Historical Data The comments on bad data easily lead to an
impression that historical texts would be inferior to present - day material in every
respect . This is not necessarily the case . The first advantage is the time depth ...
Our period crosses the traditional borderline between Late Middle and Early
Modern English , providing an opportunity for testing the validity of this temporal
boundary . The temporal focus is necessarily different between present - day and
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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