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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Actual patterns of migration can be reconstructed to some extent . The origin of
London apprentices is relatively well documented for some guilds and periods .
Wareing ( 1980 : 243 ) shows that the share of those who came from the north
Our main questions are ( a ) the existence of social stratification at all , ( b ) the
phase or phases of the S - curve in which stratification appears , ( c ) origin and
direction of change , and ( d ) contemporary evaluation of ongoing changes .
... addition to issues concerning origin , this section explores the directionality of
change , a topic already introduced in Chapter 6 . We shall have a close look at
four changes with different patterns of social origin and 147 7 • Social
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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