4. What subsystems of English (such as e.g. spelling) were most strongly affected by the process of standardisation in this period?
5. The Great Vowel Shift 
- mismatch between spelling and pronunciation: begun in ME, spelling fixed by early XVI century, but the sound kept changing).
- change of quality of all long vowels (stressed syllables)
- standardization of the language: synthetic -> analytic
- most significant of all phonological developments in English
- change in pronunciaion of verb tense
6. What kind of social relationship does the usage of singular you and thou reflect in Elizabethan society?
- used to express power relations
- thou becoming an exceptional form
- you used in order to show respect (everyone regarded due to his/her social status)
- children addressing their parent as you and being addressed as thou
- Bruti: use of you/thou based on social distance and emotional attitude
- inferiors addressed as thou, equals as you/thou and superiors as you
- anger/contempt or familiarity/intimacy expressed by the use of thou, neutrality/indifference with you