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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Linguistic and Social Factors External factors were foregrounded in this book in
order to highlight the role of social embedding in processes of historical
language change . However , before discussing any hierarchies of these factors ,
we need ...
Whichever model is adopted to analyse the implementation of a change in
linguistic terms , we may assume that a representative range of its linguistic
contexts is available from each sampling period to assess the impact of social
factors on the ...
Apart from the author ' s sex and the formality of setting , the external factors
selected were all textual : text type , relationship to spoken language , and orality
. Owing to the way the data were distributed , no more than two factors could be ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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