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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A number of explanations have been given for the observed gender variation in
modern speech communities . In her review , James ( 1996 ) finds that
interpretations of the Sex / Prestige pattern are either economic and social or
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of attention paid to speech . A range of speaking styles is distinguished : three
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sociolinguistics ( continued ) interactional sociolinguistics 17 , 18 , 19 , 138
present - day / modern sociolinguistics 10 , 29 , 110 , 136 , 139 , 154 , 155 , 187 ,
212 sociology of language 15 , 16-18 speaker variable , see variable speech ...
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