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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Having analysed a whole range of social factors independently in the previous
chapters , it is now time to raise the question of their relative significance in the
course of linguistic change . We are interested in exploring how the three
The validity of social categorization is , of course , another matter , and should be
approached critically in both modern and historical studies . However , if the
robustness of results is anything to go by , the correlational paradigm has not
Chapter 4 presents the details of their very different time courses : in contrast to
the changes still in progress or frozen in mid - course , there are processes such
as the rise of you as a subject pronoun , which was largely completed in the first ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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