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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He starts from the assumption that there are both material and non - material
basic human needs that have to be considered when designing indicator
systems to assess the actual level of living conditions in a society . This basic -
Rather than complaining about the quality of the information we have , we need
to regret the shortage of material concerning particular sections of society . Owing
to widespread illiteracy in the past , it is not possible to gain access to the ...
It is obvious that editions made from autograph letters which have actually been
sent provide the best type of material . Drafts and copies written by identifiable
people also clearly represent their language and hence form good data .
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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