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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In the sixteenth century , it revolved around the concern that educated men like
Elyot , More and Wilson had about the adequacy of the vernacular : could English
fulfil all the functions of a national language ? A debate like this could indeed ...
... the development of negative Do - periphrasis occurs later than the affirmative :
its growth begins only in the first half of the sixteenth century . Its share does not
increase to over 30 per cent until the middle of the seventeenth century . 4.4.10 .
Gender differentiation is evidenced quite early in the process , in the first half of
the sixteenth century , before the change has reached the frequency level of 20 to
30 per cent . Women's advantage is statistically highly significant and continues ...
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