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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Kroch's hypothesis seems to challenge some widely accepted models of
linguistic change , such as lexical diffusion . His argument focuses on the
linguistic conditioning of language change , and he is fully aware that external
factors may ...
With supralocalizing features it appears that some of these basic assumptions of
dialect diffusion may be specified further on the basis of modern dialect data : the
new urban dialects discussed in section 8.1 . all diffuse out of large urban ...
... 184 , 203 traditional dialect ( s ) 157 , 159 , 162 , 170 , 171 , 204 urban dialect (
s ) 16 , 133 , 165 western dialect ( s ) 162 dialectology 16 , 157 , 160 , 181 , 183
social dialectology 16 , 17 , 19 , 20 diffusion ( see also language change , lexical
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