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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All these changes spread from the capital region to the rest of the country , and in
all of them the differences between London and the Court proved significantly
greater and more consistent than those observed between East Anglia and the ...
... over 200 years , and only began to spread in the course of the seventeenth
century . It is the differences in their social embedding , however , that will allow
us to make further generalizations concerning their actual time courses of change
As demonstrated in Chapter 7 , it is not , however , historically true that all
processes of linguistic simplification spread from below in social terms . The
middle and topmost ranks also promoted ' economy features ' such as the subject
form you .
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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