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

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