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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In previous studies , especially in Nevalainen & Raumolin - Brunberg ( 2000a )
we only compared three different areas , London , East Anglia and the North . It
seems , however , that the geographical area of London consisted of too ...
In England the latter cover the majority of the population and are found in most
urban areas , in the southeast of the country and in western Cornwall ; in the
speech of most younger people ; and of middle - and upperclass speakers
In both cases , the most typical users of thou came from rural areas , such as East
Anglia , Kent and the West Country , and even in these intimate family letters the
use of THOU was highly variable . Second - person pronouns have also been ...
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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