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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10 shows how the use of affirmative do increased in the sixteenth century , only to
drop after the turn of the century . What is interesting is the timing of the drop
during the first decades of the seventeenth century instead of 1575 – 1600 , as ...
It also shows a steady rise , from zero instances to 41 per cent for the age cohort
born in 1620 - 1039 . The oldest generation , those born before 1580 , do not use
the new form at all . Contrary to expectations , the youngest age group has quite ...
The register variable shows even less variation throughout the process . These
findings were already in evidence in Chapter 8 , where the object of the gerund
was found to be more evenly distributed in regional terms than either the third ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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