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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24 The overall curves testify to the varying availability of letter data , in which the
beginning of the sixteenth century forms an unfortunate drop . 25 Figures ... The
graphs show that the percentage of female informants does not vary a great deal
What is interesting is that the shape of the middle period , the curve in ( c ) ,
describing a time when the use of a variable grammar is at its highest , varies a
great deal . With the second - person pronoun , the slope is gentler than with the
In speech communities there are varying levels of awareness concerning
sociolects , in particular the use of individual ... stratified linguistic items , in other
words , elements whose choice and frequency vary across social class but not
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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