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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These findings are supported by Kytö ( 1997 : 50–51 ) : while female writers use
HAVE more than male writers in the latter half of the seventeenth century , they
prove more conservative from 1700 onwards . The study is based on the fiction ...
CEEC 1998 . period of time , and the process was not completed by the end of
the seventeenth century . However , a gender difference can already be detected
when the incoming form is nearing the frequency of 30 per cent around 1520–59
Nurmi ( 1999a : 177 ) shows that affirmative periphrastic do was particularly
favoured by East - Anglian gentry in the early seventeenth century , men and
women who generally did not lead supralocal processes . Perhaps do failed to
regain its ...
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