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English Language - Change and Acquisition Revision

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

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