Person reference and democratization in British English

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, English Philology en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Tampere University en Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala, Minna 2020-06-05T04:38:01Z 2020-06-05T04:38:01Z 2020-05
dc.identifier.citation Palander-Collin , M & Nevala , M 2020 , ' Person reference and democratization in British English ' , Language Sciences , vol. 79 , 101265 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0388-0001
dc.identifier.other PURE: 130626755
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-4409-8332/work/75459288
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-8428-4423/work/75462044
dc.description.abstract This article explores the interrelatedness of societal changes and changes in language practices. By using a combination of corpus linguistic and socio-pragmatic methods, we track diachronic changes in word patterns and interpret findings in the framework of democratization. The data comes from a small and representative corpus of British English (ARCHER-3.1) and from three "big data" sets (Google Books, British Library Newspapers and The Economist). We suggest that data triangulation, including sociohistorical contextualization, allows us to conclude that especially from the mid-nineteenth century onwards words signaling social status and referring to individuals have decreased and from the first decades of the twentieth century onwards words referring to collectivities of people have increased. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 6121 Languages en
dc.subject Sociolinguistics en
dc.subject democratization en
dc.subject person reference en
dc.subject Corpus linguistics en
dc.subject Big data en
dc.title Person reference and democratization in British English en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
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