Insights into Late Modern English
©2007 Edited Collection 378 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 7
This volume includes fifteen papers focussing on three important aspects of the history of English in Britain and overseas since the eighteenth century: the grammatical tradition of prescriptivism, syntactic developments and sociolinguistic factors affecting language variation. Within these areas, methodological approaches include those relating to corpus linguistics, social network theory, the investigation of specialized discourse in a diachronic perspective, and lexicography. The individual sections are highly cohesive with each other, as the ideological considerations on which the prescriptive tradition was founded are underpinned by sociological factors. Theoretical contributions appear alongside ‘case studies’ in which instances of specific usage are investigated.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Linguisti Late Modern Period Syntax Central Modal Verb Supraregional Language Variety Aufsatzsammlung Language and Context in the Late Modern Period Englisch Geschichte 1700-2000 Late Modern English Grammatical Tradition Syntax of Late Modern English Central Modal Verbs Supraregional language varieties Linguistics
- Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003, 2007. 378 pp.