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English Language - Change and Acquisition Revision

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

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