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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How the issue of social validity is perceived and investigated in present - day
sociolinguistics will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 2 . Reconstructing
how language changes diffuse socially is one of the major tasks , if not the major
The difficulty of interpreting the contemporary phonetic descriptions is discussed
by Lass ( 1999 : 58 ) , who finds them ' a rich but problematic source ' . Early
modern comments on women ' s language are discussed by Okulska ( 1999 ) . 4 .
... women ' s letters in the CEEC amounts to about 20 per cent of the total . The
overwhelming majority of these women came from the upper ranks . So Sabine
Johnson , the merchant ' s wife discussed in Chapter 1 , is an exception , as are
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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