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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Relative Adverb Another change operating among relative markers is a shift from
synthetic adverbs to analytic prepositional phrases . “ This change did not
proceed from synthetic to analytic in a straightforward manner ; the pattern was
Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England Terttu Nevalainen (linguiste),
Helena Raumolin-Brunberg. Table 5.3 . Apparent - time analysis of the
diminishing use of relative adverbs , 1620-1681 1620-1639 1640-1659 1660-
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Relative adverb vs. preposition plus ( THE ) WHICH . Gender distribution of the
preposition - plus - WH constructions . CEEC 1998 and Supplement in the early
seventeenth century ( Nurmi 1999a : 157 ) . We may therefore assume that , while
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