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  • Historical Sociolinguisticsby Terttu Nevalainen; Helena Raumolin-Brunberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    This volume presents a sociolinguistic perspective on the history of the English language. Based on original empirical research, it discusses the social factors that promoted linguistic changes in earlier English, and the people who were the leading force behind them. The authors focus on the major grammatical developments that shaped the language... more...

  • Letter Writingby Terttu Nevalainen; Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 120.00

    The contributions in this book discuss letter-writing from 1400 to 1800, and the material studied ranges from the late medieval Paston Letters and the correspondence between Sweden and the German Hanse to Early Modern English family letters and correspondence in natural history between England and North America in the eighteenth century. By bringing... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Englishby Terttu Nevalainen; Elizabeth Closs Traugott

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 184.99

    The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches... more...

  • The Dynamics of Linguistic Variationby Terttu Nevalainen; Irma Taavitsainen; Päivi Pahta; Minna Korhonen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Variability is characteristic of any living language. This volume approaches the ?life cycle? of linguistic variability in English using data sources that range from electronic corpora to the internet. In the spirit of the 1968 Weinreich, Labov and Herzog classic, the fifteen contributions divide into three sections, each highlighting different stages... more...

  • Types of Variationby Terttu Nevalainen; Juhani Klemola; Mikko Laitinen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 180.00

    This volume interfaces three fields of linguistics rarely discussed in the same context. Its underlying theme is linguistic variation, and the ways in which historical linguists and dialectologists may learn from insights offered by typology, and vice versa . The aim of the contributions is to raise the awareness of these linguistic subdisciplines... more...

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