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The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity

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The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity

An analysis of the language - the idiolect- of the Tudor monarch is used to identify and interpret the relationship between Elizabeth's changing language use and her social experiences as princess and queen. Publications of the Philological Society No. 46.

Laminated wraps have slight shelfwear. Spine uncreased; internally unmarked, as new. vi + 262pp.

The Language of Queen Elizabeth I presents one of the first diachronic accounts of the language - the idiolect - of the Tudor monarch who ruled England and Ireland from 1558-1603. Suggests that Elizabeth I was a leader of language innovation and change, using it to build her complex social identity as a female monarch in a masculine position of power Examines a number of the monarch's letters, speeches, and translations Establishes Elizabeth I's participation in ten morpho-syntactic changes and explores her spelling practice Develops theoretical and methodological frameworks of variationist sociolinguistics through the analysis of the individual speaker Argues for the significance of style as a linguistic and material property in our account of language variation and change The Language of Queen Elizabeth I presents a diachronic account of the language - the idiolect - of the Tudor monarch who ruled England and Ireland from 1558-1603. English language expert and Tudor scholar, Mel Evans, utilizes the principles of variationist sociolinguistics to identify and interpret the relationship between Elizabeth's changing language use and her social experiences as princess and queen. Examining a corpus of the popular monarch's letters, speeches, and translations, Evans' innovative research firmly establishes the queen's participation in ten morpho-syntactic changes. Evans' findings suggest that Elizabeth I was often in the vanguard of language innovation and change, with her stylistic choices (by genre or context) working to constitute and reflect her complex social identity as a highly-educated female monarch in a masculine position of power. A systematic analysis of Elizabeth's spelling likewise reveals the bearing of the queen's social experiences on her orthographic practice. While offering illuminating insights into a fascinating aspect of the last Tudor monarch, The Language of Queen Elizabeth I makes a broader argument relating to the importance of the individual speaker in sociolinguistic research, and the significance of style as a linguistic and material property in our account of language variation and change.

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Author(s):
Evans, Mel
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Used: very good
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8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
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1st Edition
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
1118672879
ISBN-13:
9781118672877
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Title:
The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity

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The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity

An analysis of the language - the idiolect- of the Tudor monarch is used to identify and interpret the relationship between Elizabeth's changing language use and her social experiences as princess and queen. Publications of the Philological Society No. 46.

Laminated wraps have slight shelfwear. Spine uncreased; internally unmarked, as new. vi + 262pp.

The Language of Queen Elizabeth I presents one of the first diachronic accounts of the language - the idiolect - of the Tudor monarch who ruled England and Ireland from 1558-1603. Suggests that Elizabeth I was a leader of language innovation and change, using it to build her complex social identity as a female monarch in a masculine position of power Examines a number of the monarch's letters, speeches, and translations Establishes Elizabeth I's participation in ten morpho-syntactic changes and explores her spelling practice Develops theoretical and methodological frameworks of variationist sociolinguistics through the analysis of the individual speaker Argues for the significance of style as a linguistic and material property in our account of language variation and change The Language of Queen Elizabeth I presents a diachronic account of the language - the idiolect - of the Tudor monarch who ruled England and Ireland from 1558-1603. English language expert and Tudor scholar, Mel Evans, utilizes the principles of variationist sociolinguistics to identify and interpret the relationship between Elizabeth's changing language use and her social experiences as princess and queen. Examining a corpus of the popular monarch's letters, speeches, and translations, Evans' innovative research firmly establishes the queen's participation in ten morpho-syntactic changes. Evans' findings suggest that Elizabeth I was often in the vanguard of language innovation and change, with her stylistic choices (by genre or context) working to constitute and reflect her complex social identity as a highly-educated female monarch in a masculine position of power. A systematic analysis of Elizabeth's spelling likewise reveals the bearing of the queen's social experiences on her orthographic practice. While offering illuminating insights into a fascinating aspect of the last Tudor monarch, The Language of Queen Elizabeth I makes a broader argument relating to the importance of the individual speaker in sociolinguistic research, and the significance of style as a linguistic and material property in our account of language variation and change.

Author(s):
Evans, Mel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1118672879
ISBN-13:
9781118672877
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Title:
The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on Royal Style and Identity

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