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

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