The Language of Daily Life in England (1400–1800)

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| University of Helsinki
| University of Helsinki
| University of Helsinki
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The Language of Daily Life in England (1400–1800) is an important state-of-the art account of historical sociolinguistic and socio-pragmatic research. The volume contains nine studies and an introductory essay which discuss linguistic and social variation and change over four centuries. Each study tackles a linguistic or social phenomenon, and approaches it with a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, always embedded in the socio-historical context. The volume presents new information on linguistic variation and change, while evaluating and developing the relevant theoretical and methodological tools. The writers form one of the leading research teams in the field, and, as compilers of the Corpus of Early English Correspondence, have an informed understanding of the data in all its depth. This volume will be of interest to scholars in historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and socio-pragmatics, but also e.g. social history. The approachable style of writing makes it also inviting for advanced students.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 183]  2009.  vii, 312 pp.
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“As much of the work presented in this book is ongoing, the overall value lies largely in the detailed discussions and evaluations of methods and approaches, making it very useful for anyone teaching historical sociolinguistics - and as the Historical Sociolinguistics Network [...] shows, this is a growing field. In particular, Raumolin-Brunberg's study must be singled out as condensing a tremendous amount of material as she contrasts the language of individual speakers with that of their generation. The CEEC project has been running since 1993 and its output over the years has greatly refined our knowledge of the history of English; this volume shows that there is still much to be learnt.”
The Language of Daily Life in England (1400-1800) is an important state-of-theart account of historical sociolinguistic and socio-pragmatic research. It presents new information on linguistic variation and change while evaluating and developing the relevant theoretical and methodological tools. The selection and order of contributions results in a coherent and comprehensive volume of cutting-edge research. The range of methodologies employed and spectrum of linguistic features investigated make this volume a valuable resource for scholars in historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, socio-pragmatics and social history. The results of research presented in the book are an excellent way of showing that in sociolinguistics today cross-disciplinary, multi-layered approaches are increasingly called for as a way of reaching beyond traditional paradigms and established categories.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009000376 | Marc record