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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Integrated national economy emerging . Improved communication networks .
Central position in international trade . London's role crucial . 4. Social order
Medieval feudal system with three estates ( clergy , warriors , labourers )
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whatever the particular sources of the change , and whether they are regarded as
vernacular or prestige innovations , women play an important role in establishing
changes as components of the standard language . ( Holmes 1997 : 135 ) ...
According to one definition , gender roles are those expected attitudes and
behaviours which a society associates with ... as extended vs. nuclear family , two
topics have received particular attention in the literature : the role of the individual
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