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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Women a Men 0 + 1580 – 1619 1620 - 1659 1660 – 1681 Figure 6 . 6 . Noun
subject of the gerund . Gender distribution of the genitive . CEEC 1998 . period of
time , and the process was not completed by the end of the seventeenth century .
Figure 6 . 8a shows the distributions of the three forms in women ' s data , and
Figure 6 . 8b in men ' s . The male - female differences are statistically significant
in all four periods . The figures suggest two major trends . Women are most of the
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three in Figure 8 . 2 ; in the last subperiod in Figure 8 . 3 ; in all three subperiods
in Figure 8 . 4 ; in the first subperiod in Figure 8 . 5 ; in the first two subperiods in ...
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