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English Language - Change and Acquisition Revision

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

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