Chapter published in:Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A sociolinguistic approach
Edited by Terttu Nevalainen, Minna Palander-Collin and Tanja Säily
[Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics 8] 2018
► pp. 77–95
Chapter 6“Ungenteel” and “rude”? On the use of thou in the eighteenth century
- 6.2A short history of the rise and fall of thou
- 6.2.1The pre-eighteenth-century use of thou
- 6.2.2Eighteenth-century grammars on the use of thou
- 6.3 Thou in eighteenth-century letters
Thou on closer view
- 6.4.1The contextual use of thou
- 6.4.2The most prolific “thouer”: Ignatius Sancho in focus
- 6.5The use of thou in CEECE
- 6.5.1The influence of social and linguistic norms
- 6.5.2A marker of status and intimacy – and of interpersonal identity?
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Published online: 06 September 2018