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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Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste),
Helena Raumolin-Brunberg. Some hypotheses may be proposed as to how a
change in progress diffuses . The process can in principle follow the wave model
, that ...
However , before discussing any hierarchies of these factors , we need to take a
look at how change is expected to progress in linguistic contexts . In the
Weinreich - Labov - Herzog model ( 1968 ) discussed above , this is singled out
as the ...
Chapter 4 presents the details of their very different time courses : in contrast to
the changes still in progress or frozen in mid - course , there are processes such
as the rise of you as a subject pronoun , which was largely completed in the first ...
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