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QUIZ: English Language - Change and Acquisition Revision

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Which English author is known for using long sentences, extended by commas?
What is Barry Kroll's first identified stage of emergent writing?
The influence of one sound on another, e.g. 'Don't'cha?'
Language becoming more and more informal.
What is Barry Kroll's third idenfitied stage of emergent writing?
A group of people who say and dictate how language SHOULD be, e.g. Rutherford.
Which theorist espouses that language is prone to change and evolve?
Which theorist conceived of Accommodation Theory?
What is Barry Kroll's fourth and final identified stage of emergent writing?
What is Barry Kroll's second identified stage of emergent writing?
What kind of English was spoken from the 11th century to the 14 century?
A formally accepted word that has been created from two other words.
Writing/spelling.
A one-word utterance.
What kind of English was spoken from the 5th century to the 11th century?
Rachel's first 50 words were mostly what?
Which theorist conceived of semiology?
Which theorist believes language is acquired through imitation and reinforcement?
Who introduced the printing press?
The coexistence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase.
A mistake made by a child when they apply a grammatical rule incorrectly, e.g. 'I maked a cake.'
Based on association.
Which theorist developed socio-cultural theory?
To invent or devise a new word.
A group of people who describe HOW language is, without believing it should be a certain way, e.g. Aitchison.
Words used to address a person.
A type of referencing where a pronoun refers back to a noun which was used EARLIER, e.g. 'I made some TEA and I enjoyed IT.'
Which theorist used the metaphor 'swimming against the tide' to describe prescriptivism?
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Handwriting/penmanship.
The nature of 'signs' and the laws governing them.
The origin of a word.
Which theorist developed the cognitive approach?
What does 'LASS' stand for?
What does 'ZPD' stand for?
What kind of English was spoken from the 15th century to the 17th century?
Which theorists looked into 'the fis phenomenon'?
A way of speaking that is specifically aimed at children.
The study of language at a particular point in time (without considering the historical context).
A word adopted from a foreign language with little or no modification.
What kind of English was spoken from the 19th century to the present?
A brand name which evolves into a general term, e.g. Hoover, Walkman.
Who developed the dictionary?
Which theorist recorded Rachel's first 50 words?
Which theorist espouses the input approach?
The study of language change occurring over a span of time.
What suffix was popularly used by Shakespeare to add inflection?
Words repeating whole syllables, e.g. 'Quackquack'.
A person's speech patterns becoming more individualised and less like those of the other person in a conversation.
From which famed British writer did we derive over 2,000 words and phrases?
Leaving out a phoneme in a group of phonemes.
Latin words used by writers to create prestige.
Which theorist looked into the early genres in which children write?
The name of a person after whom something is named, e.g. Dyson, Sandwich.
A series of changes between medieval and modern English, affecting the long vowels of the standard language.
Which theorist believes the ability to acquire language is innate?
Speakers adjusting their speech behaviors to accommodate others.

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