This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research.
Chapter 20: Historical Sociolinguistics
20.1 New Subdiscipline
Over the last three decades, historical sociolinguistics has emerged as a subdiscipline at the interface of sociolinguistics and historical linguistics. It appears in the titles of Romaine (1988), Milroy (1992), Machan and Scott (1992), Ammon, Mattheier and Nelde (1999), Jahr (1999), ...