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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Contemporary Perceptions of Usage It is obvious that present - day intuitions will
not serve as secure guidelines for interpreting historical data in social terms .
Historical sociolinguists may therefore look for contemporary comments on
Or rather , the U - turn took place in male usage . Figure 6.11 suggests that
women had never really joined in the first analytic tendency shown in the male
usage in the first half of the fifteenth century . Women's data form a single rising S
- curve ...
In supralocal usage , the secondperson singular THOU / THEE was lost in the
course of the Early Modern English period and , as shown above , you rapidly
replaced ye in the subject function in the sixteenth century . One of the socially
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