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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Adding them to the research agenda improves the social validity of the
sociolinguistic study of the earlier periods of English . These and other factors
need to be explored in order to capture the dimensions of social embedding of
helps the historical sociolinguist keep the larger picture in mind when analysing
changing social conditions . Focusing on actual , concrete differences between
the present and the past , Labov ( 1994 : 11 ) coins the term historical paradox to
The social position of women was mainly derivative : unmarried women were
categorized according to their fathers ' social position and the married ones
followed their husbands . Some women could engage themselves in economic
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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