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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However , as will be seen in Chapter 3 , the CEEC remains socially quite
balanced throughout the period it covers , which ... These and other factors need
to be explored in order to capture the dimensions of social embedding of
This could also be observed with the object of the gerund , which did not show
any distinct pattern of social embedding . Interpreting these findings following
Milroy and Milroy ( 1993 ) , who regard gender as a socially more decisive
We may hence conclude that , as far as their time courses are concerned , each
of the 14 changes has its own history . It is also not possible to predict the rate
and social embedding of a process of change on the basis of its linguistic nature .
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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