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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Periphrastic do in affirmative statements . Gender distribution of do per 10,000
words . CEEC 1998 , excluding Dorothy Osborne ( based on Nurmi 1999a : 139 ,
172 ) . have been semantic ambiguity , the use of -MAN compounds with ...
CEEC 1998 , excluding Dorothy Osborne ( based on Nurmi 1999a : 153 ) .
second peak as an attempt to extend the systematic use of po to affirmative
statements . It is supported by the simultaneous rise in the use of do in negative
Affirmative periphrastic Do 5. Decline of multiple negation 6. Third - person plural
ARE versus BE Our focus is on the behaviour of social aspirers in relation to both
the lower and upper ranks . If the aspirers only seldom employed a variant that ...
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