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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Both methodological issues and modern sociolinguistic generalizations are
relevant to our topic . It is precisely testing the historical applicability of these
generalizations that raises the level of abstraction in the historical enterprise .
There are a ...
Theory in Historical Sociolinguistics VI U . The quest for sociolinguistic theory
does not become simpler when we cross over to the realm of history and into a
less well - established field of empirical research . The question first comes to
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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