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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This means that , in 1700 , 10 per cent of the population of England lived in
London , while in 1500 it had only been 2 per cent . By 1700 , London had
surpassed all West European cities in size . In brief , London's massive growth
depended on ...
The totals in Table 5.1 . repeat the rapid growth pattern of the use of its in real
time , with an increase from 3 per cent to 32 to 37 per cent . The right - hand
column describes the proportion of its in the language of successive generations
The range of variation among the younger generation , for both the Celys and the
Johnsons , is very broad . As regards the third - person suffix of the younger
Celys , the use of -s varies between zero and 95 per cent , while the employment
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