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Title The language of daily life in England (1400-1800) / edited by Arja Nurmi, Minna Nevala, Minna Palander-Collin
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 312 pages) : illustrations
Series Pragmatics & beyond new series, 0922-842X ; v. 183
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 183
Contents The language of daily life in the history of English : studying how macro meets micro / Minna Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi -- Negotiating interpersonal identities in writing : code-switching practices in Charles Burney's correspondence / Päivi Pahta and Arja Nurmi -- Patterns of interaction : self-mention and addressee inclusion in the letters of Nathaniel Bacon and his correspondents / Minna Palander-Collin -- Referential terms and expressions in eighteenth-century letters : a case study on the Lunar men of Birmingham / Minna Nevala -- Methodological and practical aspects of historical network analysis : a case study of the Bluestocking letters / Anni Sairio -- Grasshoppers and blind beetles : caregiver language in early modern English correspondence / Terttu Nevalainen -- Lifespan changes in the language of three early modern gentlemen / Helena Raumolin-Brunberg -- Singular you was/were variation and English normative grammars in the eighteenth century / Mikko Laitinen -- Encountering and appropriating the other : East India Company merchants and foreign terminology / Samuli Kaislaniemi -- Everyday possessions : family and identity in the correspondence of John Paston / Teo Juvonen
Summary 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 an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English language -- Social aspects -- History.
English language -- Variation -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Nevala, Minna.
Nurmi, Arja.
Palander-Collin, Minna, 1967-
ISBN 6612104252
9027254281 (hb : alk. paper)
9027289727 (electronic bk.)
9789027254283 (hb : alk. paper)
9789027289728 (electronic bk.)