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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incipient stage , and the growth in 1620 - 1681 may be characterized as new and
vigorous . However , the fact that the curve has been drawn on the basis of a
frequency count and not relative frequency calls for caution in the interpretation .
The fact that regularization of spelling is detected in documents issued from
departments of state in the fifteenth century does not mean that spelling became
fully standardized on the basis of these models , or that the process was
completed in ...
We may hence conclude that , as far as their time courses are concerned , each
of the 14 changes has its own history . It is also not possible to predict the rate
and social embedding of a process of change on the basis of its linguistic nature .
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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