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by James Milroy

  • ISBN: 0631143661
  • Category: Reference
  • Author: James Milroy
  • Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers (December 11, 1991)
  • Pages: 256 pages
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This book is concerned with the explanation of linguistic change.

This book is concerned with the explanation of linguistic change.

Linguistic Variation and Change book.

Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Good' variants are typically believed to be characterized by logical superiority or venerability, or both; 'bad' variants must then be illogical and/or recent inventions by the vulgar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Based on the Corpus of Early English Correspondence (CEEC) and the Helsinki Corpus of English Texts (HC), this study describes how the second-person object form you diffused among the population of England during the late middle and early modern period (1350–1710). This article shows that this was a change from below in terms of social awareness, because you was preferred in oral genres and informal registers in the earliest stages of its use.

19 Linguistic Variation and Change, James Milroy.

Peter Trudgill, Chair of English Linguistics, University of Fribourg. J. K. Chambers, Professor of Linguistics, University of Toronto. 19 Linguistic Variation and Change, James Milroy. 20 Principles of Linguistic Change, Volume I: Internal Factors, William Labov.

Sociolinguistics, Variation and Change

Sociolinguistics, Variation and Change. Sociolinguistics, Variation and Change.

People adjust the way they talk to their social situation. An individual, for instance, will speak differently to a child than he or she will to their college professor.

Sociolinguistics overlaps considerably with pragmatics. It is closely related to linguistic anthropology; some question the distinction between the two fields, emphasizing their historical interrelation.

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book by James Milroy. Linguistic Variation and Change : On the Historical Sociolinguistics of English.

This book is concerned with the explanation of linguistic change. Focusing on variation in the English language, it explores the extent to which language change is a social phenomenon. Language, James Milroy holds, cannot adequately be observed or described independently of society. In analyzing patterns of language use, we must be aware of social and situational contexts and of the norms of usage in the speech community. He discusses these methodological issues in relation to his own sociolinguistic research in Belfast, and argues that in explaining language variation we need first to understand these factors which maintain language and resist change. In contrast to the intra-linguistic approach of traditional historical work, this book presents a social model of change derived from the study of social networks and the links between networks and social class. Language change, Professor Milroy suggests,is made possible to the extent that it is passed from person to person in conversational encounters.

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