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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It is precisely testing the historical applicability of these generalizations that
raises the level of abstraction in the historical enterprise . There are a number of
methodological issues to be settled , beginning with how exactly to chart time
Theory in Historical Sociolinguistics The quest for sociolinguistic theory does not
become simpler when we cross over to the realm of history and into a less well -
established field of empirical research . The question first comes to mind whether
At the start of our ' Sociolinguistics and Language History ' project in 1993 , we
were aware that our resources would not be sufficient for the compilation of a
corpus covering more than approximately two and a half centuries . Today we
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