Time period 1
(1150-1249)
2
(1250-1349)
3
(1350-1419)
4
(1420-1499)
5
(1500-1569)
6
(1570-1639)
7
(1640-1710)
Full NP subject V2 98 43 97 46 29 17 4
Total 123 59 122 56 45 56 22
Frequency of V2 0.80 0.73 0.80 0.82 0.63 0.30 0.18
Pronoun subject V2 31 3 87 33 58 34 7
Total 163 40 183 103 192 231 199
Frequency of V2 0.19 0.08 0.48 0.32 0.30 0.15 0.04