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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In addition , the poor availability of data from the lower orders had to be taken into
consideration . In our pilot studies on social stratification based on the CEEC ,?
we used relatively fine - grained models of social hierarchy . It has become ...
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% 1540-1579 60 % 1580-1619 80 % Figure 7.2 . Possessive determiner mY /
THY VS. MINE / THINE . Percentage of My / THY . Male informants . CEEC 1998 .
Unfortunately , the lower end is beyond our reach and the highest ranks are not
well represented in all periods . Although the very nature of actuation makes the
first stages of a change elusive to an observer – the more so as we deal with ...
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