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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The change from 3 to 32 per cent is statistically significant at the 0 . 001 level ,
whereas the difference between the second and third period is not statistically
significant . When all data are taken into account , ( i . e . including those
4 the first four show statistically highly significant differences between the social
ranks . In 1620 – 1659 the differences are not significant , but during the last
period the significance level is 1 per cent . During the first rise of - s , in a new and
For both men and women , register differences play a less significant role at this
advanced stage of the process . 9 . 5 . Summary and Conclusions The VARBRUL
analyses are summarized in Figure 9 . 1 . The five changes are listed on the left ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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