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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some doubt as to whether women have promoted it from the beginning , or only
begun to do so among the upper ranks . We may , moreover , assume that , for
women to favour the incoming forms , the changes themselves cannot be ' from ...
Perhaps do failed to regain its former position as part of nationwide usage
because it was not promoted by the capital . Although an abortive change in
purely syntactic terms , there is however some evidence that unstressed do never
The third - person -s and the determiners My and THY spread from the North to
London and , when nearing completion , are both promoted by the Court . They
clearly display the snowball effect proposed by Ogura and Wang ( 1996 ) : the ...
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