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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A methodology test in Nurmi ( 1999a : 67 – 69 ) shows , however , that a
frequency count placed twelve CEEC informants practically in the same order as
a variable count did . Occurrences per 10 , 000w 1410 ? – 1439 1440 - 1479
As the determiner variable has a lower overall frequency than the third - person
suffix , our data on it are less plentiful . They nevertheless clearly indicate that the
determiner change basically consisted of one process , not two ( Figure 8 . 9 ) .
The frequency of subject you per 10 , 000 running words . CEEC 1998 and ...
CEEC 1998 and Supplement . normalized frequencies would always lead to the
same results as the percentage scores of the innovative variants . We assume
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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