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Books: Historical Linguistics

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Historical Ling: The History of English in a Social Context

Message 1: Historical Ling: The History of English in a Social Context

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 12:54:39 +0100
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Historical Ling: The History of English in a Social Context

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs
Series Editor: Werner Winter

The History of English in a Social Context
A Contribution to Historical Sociolinguistics

Edited by Dieter Kastovsky and Arthur Mettinger

2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. XVIII, 484 pages.
Cloth. DM 228,- /EUR 116,57 /�S 1664,- /sFr 203,- /approx. US$ 114.00
ISBN 3-11-016707-7
(Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 129)

One of the most important factors in language change is synchronic
variation due to social differences including gender-specific language
use. The papers in the present volume all address this topic in
connection with the history of English. They range from Chaucer's and
Shakespeare's forms of address to questions of political correctness
today; they also include the discussion of attitudes to regional
variation and of the influence of social variation on syntax and
phonology as well as the role of standardization in a social context.


Norman Blake: 'Excellent' in Shakespeare

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

Jonathan Culpeper - Merja Kyt�: Gender voices in the spoken interaction
of the past: a pilot study based on Early Modern English trial

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 the assistance of Dauvit Horsbroch): Covert
and overt language attitudes to the Scots tongue expressed in the
'Statistical acounts of Scotland'

R. 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 denominator: a
socio-historical investigation of the lexical items for 'people' in
South African English

Margaret J.-M. S�nmez:
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

Index of subjects
Index of authors

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