Tag Archives: Sociolingüística

Tendencias actuales de la Sociolingüística Histórica


Russi, C. (2016). [e-Book] Current Trends in Historical Sociolinguistics, De Gruyter Texto completo: https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/475491

The volume collects original studies highlighting contemporary trends in historical sociolinguistics, as well as current research on the relationship between sociolinguistics and historical linguistics, social motivations of language variation and change, and corpus-based studies. Distinctive features of the book, which make it appealing to a wider audience, are the interdisciplinary nature of the chapters and the range of languages addressed.


Letters as Loot: A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch.

Rutten, G. and M. J. van der Wal (2014). [e-Book] Letters as Loot: A sociolinguistic approach to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Dutch. Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company. Texto completo: http://www.jbe-platform.com/content/books/9789027269577

The study of letter writing is at the heart of the historical-sociolinguistic enterprise. Private letters, in particular, offer an unprecedented view on language history. This book presents an in-depth study of the language of letters focussing on a unique collection of Dutch private letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which comprises letters from the lower, middle and upper ranks, written by men as well as women.The monograph discusses the key issues of formulaic language and the degree of orality of private letters, it questions the importance of letter-writing manuals, and reveals remarkable patterns of social, regional and gender variation in a wide range of linguistic features. Arguing for writing experience as an important factor in historical linguistics generally, the book offers numerous new perspectives on the history of Dutch. The book is of interest to a wide readership,