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

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