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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Textual Variation and Historical Sociolinguistics Unlike present - day
sociolinguists who analyse one genre , spoken conversation , possibly ... These
texts represent different genres , which are known to have changed over time .
Some spoken genres , such as sermons , have been shown to resort to literate
strategies , while some written genres , for example , personal letters , are found
to be close to the oral end of the continuum . As expected , most linguistic ...
Dimensions of Register Variation . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press .
Biber , Douglas 2001 . Dimensions of variation among 18th - century speech -
based and written registers . Towards a History of English as a History of Genres ,
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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