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Varieties of early modern English

Hope, Jonathan (2008) Varieties of early modern English. In: A Companion to the History of the English Language. Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 54 . Blackwell, Chichester, United Kingdom, pp. 216-223. ISBN 9781405129923

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Abstract

This chapter presetns an overview of some of the varieties of Early Modern English divided into functional varieties, geographical varieties, and discourse/social varieties. These are not exclusive categories as the factors of function, geography, social class, and medium potentially interact.