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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How the issue of social validity is perceived and investigated in present - day
sociolinguistics will be discussed in more detail in Chapter 2 . Reconstructing
how language changes diffuse socially is one of the major tasks , if not the major
Although social class ' is regarded as one of the major – if not the major external
constraints in much of the sociolinguistic literature , it is not an issue that has
attracted much attention recently . Unlike the recent research on gender , most of
Registers are analysed in terms of the major dimensions of situations that can be
expected to have predictable linguistic consequences : the field ( type of activity
and topic ) , tenor ( addressee and other participant relations , and mode ...
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