Historical Sociolinguistics and Sociohistorical Linguistics

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The history of English in a social context, ed. by Dieter Kastovsky and Arthur Mettinger

(2000) Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter


  • Norman Blake 'Excellent in Shakespeare'

  • Silvia Bruti 'Address pronouns in Shakespeare's English: a re-appraisal in terms of markedness'

  • Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kytö 'Gender voices in the spoken interaction of the past: a pilot study based on Early Modern English trial proceedings'

  • Christiane Dalton-Puffer 'Is there a social element in English word stress? Explorations into a non-categorial treatment of English stress: a long-term view'

  • Roberta Facchinetti 'The modal verb shall between grammar and usage in the nineteenth century'

  • Gabriella Mazzon 'Social relations and forms of address in the Canterbury Tales'

  • Robert McColl Millar (with Dauvit Horsbroch) 'Covert and overt language attitudes to the Scots tongue expressed in the Statistical accounts of Scotland'

  • Roderick W. McConchie 'Fashionable idiolects? The use of the negative prefix dis- 1520-1620'

  • Anneli Meurman-Solin 'On the conditioning of geographical and social distance in language variation and change in Renaissance Scots'

  • Stephen J. Nagle, Margaret A. Fain and Sara L. Sanders 'The influence of political correctness on lexical and grammatical change in late-twentieth-century English'

  • Terttu Nevalainen and Helena Raumolin-Brunberg 'The changing role of London on the linguistic map of Tudor and Stuart England'

  • Arja Nurmi 'The rise and regulation of periphrastic do in negative declarative sentences: a sociolinguistic study'

  • Clausdirk Pollner 'Shibboleths galore: the treatment of Irish and Scottish English in histories of the English language'

  • Ute Smit 'Ethnolinguistic identity as common denomenator: a socio-historical investigation of the lexical items for "people"in South African English'

  • Margaret J.-M. Sönmez 'Perceived and real differences between men's and women's spellings of the early to mid-seventeenth century'

  • Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade 'Sociohistorical linguistics and the observer's paradox'

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