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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distinction between the Court , London proper , East Anglia and the North will be
established and quantified . It is particularly relevant with changes that diffuse
from the North southwards . But there are also changes with which the division
London - * - Court - North ☆ East Anglia Ot 1580 – 1599 1600 - 1619 1620 –
1639 Figure 8 . 4 . Periphrastic do in affirmative statements . Regional distribution
of Do per 10 , 000 words . CEEC 1998 ( based on Nurmi 1999a : 177 ) . – while it
+ London - * — Court North East Anglia 1440 - 1479 1480 – 1519 1 520 - 1559
Figure 8 . 6 . Relative pronoun THE WHICH VS . WHICH . Regional distribution of
WHICH . CEEC 1998 and Supplement ; percentages . East Anglia . Figure 8 .
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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