Linguistic Variation in the Shakespeare Corpus

Morpho-syntactic variability of second person pronouns

Ulrich Busse | Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
ISBN 9789027253460 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588112804 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027296191 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This study investigates the morpho-syntactic variability of the second person pronouns in the Shakespeare Corpus, seeking to elucidate the factors that underlie their choice. The major part of the work is devoted to analyzing the variation between you and thou, but it also includes chapters that deal with the variation between thy and thine and between ye and you. Methodologically, the study makes use of descriptive statistics, but incorporates both quantitative and qualitative features, drawing in particular on research methods recently developed within the fields of corpus linguistics, socio-historical linguistics and historical pragmatics. By making comparisons to other corpora on Early Modern English the work does not only contribute to Shakespeare studies, but on a broader scale also to language change by providing new and more detailed insights into the mechanisms that have led to a restructuring of the pronoun paradigm in the Early Modern period.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 106]  2002.  xiv, 344 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“B's book is a welcome contribution to the study of the history of second person pronouns in English, emphasizing the centrality of the Shakespearean canon in this connection.”
“This book contains a wealth of material which should be invaluable to all those interested in Shakespeare.”
“Overall, I think the book is important as it informs our knowledge of Shakespeare's language. Furthermore, since Busse compares his findings in the Shakespeare corpus to other Early Modern English corpora, the study carries import for our understanding of the history of English more generally. Busse's presentation proceeds logically and his claims are well supported by the data he presents. One of the most beneficial aspects of Busse's work is that it provides the reader with a lot of material that could lead to further research or prove useful for in-progress studies among individual researchers. ”
Cited by

Cited by 38 other publications

No author info given
2018.  In Socioeconomic Pragmatic Variation [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 291], Crossref logo
No author info given
2021.  In Nominal and Pronominal Address in Jamaica and Trinidad [Topics in Address Research, 3], Crossref logo
No author info given
2021.  In The Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics,  pp. 567 ff. Crossref logo
Aalberse, Suzanne
2005. Irma Taavitsainen u. Andreas H. Jucker (Hg.), Diachronic Perspectives on Address Term Systems. Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur (PBB) 127:2  pp. 261 ff. Crossref logo
Archer, Dawn & Alison Findlay
2020.  In Voices Past and Present - Studies of Involved, Speech-related and Spoken Texts [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 97],  pp. 32 ff. Crossref logo
Baicchi, Annalisa, Roberta Facchinetti, Silvia Cacchiani & Antonio Bertacca
2018. Shakespeare’s language revisited in the 21st century. English Text Construction 11:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Bartali, Valentina
2020. Andreas H. Jucker: Review of “Politeness in the History of English: From the Middle Ages to the Present Day”. Corpus Pragmatics 4:4  pp. 485 ff. Crossref logo
Brinton, Laurel J.
2015.  In The Handbook of Discourse Analysis,  pp. 222 ff. Crossref logo
Busse, Ulrich
2007. Review of Blake (2002): A Grammar of Shakespeare’s Language & Hope (2003): Shakespeare’s Grammar. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 8:1  pp. 127 ff. Crossref logo
Culpeper, Jonathan, Andrew Hardie, Jane Demmen, Jennifer Hughes & Matt Timperley
2021. Supporting the corpus-based study of Shakespeare’s language: Enhancing a corpus of the First Folio. ICAME Journal 45:1  pp. 37 ff. Crossref logo
Demmen, Jane
2020. Issues and challenges in compiling a corpus of Early Modern English plays for comparison with those of William Shakespeare. ICAME Journal 44:1  pp. 37 ff. Crossref logo
Graziano, Alba
2021. Address pronouns revisited: a case of theatre and translation pragmatics. Theatralia :1  pp. 119 ff. Crossref logo
Hardie, Andrew & Isolde van Dorst
2020. A survey of grammatical variability in Early Modern English drama. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 29:3  pp. 275 ff. Crossref logo
Hays, Christopher B.
2019.  In The Origins of Isaiah 24–27, Crossref logo
Hirt, Raffael
2018. “Is Not Thy Soul Thine Own?”: An Analysis of Second-Person Pronouns in Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and The Jew of Malta. English Studies 99:3  pp. 243 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, A.H.
2006.  In Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics,  pp. 329 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas
2020.  In Politeness in the History of English, Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H
2003.  In Contrastive Analysis in Language,  pp. 197 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H.
2006.  In Handbook of Pragmatics,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H.
2022.  In Handbook of Pragmatics [Handbook of Pragmatics, ],  pp. 744 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H. & Joanna Kopaczyk
2017.  In The Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness,  pp. 433 ff. Crossref logo
Jucker, Andreas H. & Irma Taavitsainen
2012.  In The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics,  pp. 293 ff. Crossref logo
Keller, Stefan D.
2010. Combining Rhetoric and Pragmatics to ReadOthello. English Studies 91:4  pp. 398 ff. Crossref logo
Leitner, Magdalena & Andreas H. Jucker
2021.  In The Cambridge Handbook of Sociopragmatics,  pp. 687 ff. Crossref logo
Mele-Marrero, Margarita & Francisco Alonso-Almeida
2011. The Role of the Pronounsheandshein Seventeenth-Century Obstetric Directives*. Studia Neophilologica 83:2  pp. 169 ff. Crossref logo
Murphy, Sean, Dawn Archer & Jane Demmen
2020. Mapping the links between gender, status and genre in Shakespeare’s plays. Language and Literature: International Journal of Stylistics 29:3  pp. 223 ff. Crossref logo
Nakayasu, Minako
2021. Spatio-Temporal Systems in Shakespeare’s Dialogues: A Case from Julius Caesar . Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 56:s1  pp. 425 ff. Crossref logo
Nevala, Minna
2004. Accessing politeness axes: forms of address and terms of reference in early English correspondence. Journal of Pragmatics 36:12  pp. 2125 ff. Crossref logo
Rudanko, Juhani
2005. On the Form and Function of Epithets in Shakespeare'sCoriolanus. Studia Neophilologica 77:1  pp. 11 ff. Crossref logo
Sato, Kiriko
2019. The Choice of Relative Pronouns
in the First Quarto and First Folio Texts
of Shakespeare’s Richard III: Testing the Memorial Reconstruction Hypothesis. Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies :28/2  pp. 63 ff. Crossref logo
Sato, Kiriko
2019. The Relative Which with Personal Antecedents in Shakespeare’s History Plays. Neophilologus 103:2  pp. 273 ff. Crossref logo
Shurma, Svitlana & Wei-lun Lu
2016. A cognitive poetic analysis of LIFE and DEATH in English and Ukrainian: a multiple-parallel-text approach to Hamlet's soliloquy. Theatralia :2  pp. 9 ff. Crossref logo
Sivonen, Jari
2016. The Finnish abstract motion constructionmennäV-mA-An[go V-inf-ill] ‘do something unwished’. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 14:2  pp. 247 ff. Crossref logo
Sönmez, Margaret J-M
2005. A study of request markers in english family letters from 1623 to 1660. European Journal of English Studies 9:1  pp. 9 ff. Crossref logo
Walker, Terry & Merja Kytö
2022.  In Corpus Pragmatic Studies on the History of Medical Discourse [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 330],  pp. 105 ff. Crossref logo
2009. Second-person pronoun use in French language discussion fora. Journal of French Language Studies 19:3  pp. 363 ff. Crossref logo
Wiśniewska-Przymusińska, Malwina
2020. T/V Pronouns and FTAs in the Works of Sir Thomas Malory: Medieval Politeness and Impoliteness in Directives, Expressives, and Commissives. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 55:1  pp. 139 ff. Crossref logo
Zhan, Hongwei
2015. Review of Hilpert (2013): Constructional change in English: Developments in allomorphy, word formation, and syntax. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 13:1  pp. 257 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 30 september 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002026159 | Marc record