Publication details [#46776]

Bergs, Alexander T. 2005. Social Networks and Historical Sociolinguistics. Studies in Morphosyntactic Variation in the Paston Letters (1421-1503). (Topics in English Linguistics 51). Berlin: De Gruyter. XII+ 318 pp.
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Book – monograph
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From a historical sociolinguistic perspective, this book provides an analysis of selected fields of morphosyntactic variation in a huge word collection from the Middle English Paston Letters (1421-1503). Its major focus lies on social network theory and the linguistic individual's role in language structure formation and change.