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English Language - Change and Acquisition Revision

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What kind of English was spoken from the 5th century to the 11th century?
Which theorist looked into the early genres in which children write?
The nature of 'signs' and the laws governing them.
The study of language at a particular point in time (without considering the historical context).
Language becoming more and more informal.
What kind of English was spoken from the 15th century to the 17th century?
What is Barry Kroll's third idenfitied stage of emergent writing?
A way of speaking that is specifically aimed at children.
To invent or devise a new word.
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.
Rachel's first 50 words were mostly what?
Which theorist believes the ability to acquire language is innate?
Latin words used by writers to create prestige.
Who developed the dictionary?
Which theorists looked into 'the fis phenomenon'?
The name of a person after whom something is named, e.g. Dyson, Sandwich.
Speakers adjusting their speech behaviors to accommodate others.
Which theorist used the metaphor 'swimming against the tide' to describe prescriptivism?
Which theorist recorded Rachel's first 50 words?
Which theorist believes language is acquired through imitation and reinforcement?
The influence of one sound on another, e.g. 'Don't'cha?'
A group of people who describe HOW language is, without believing it should be a certain way, e.g. Aitchison.
A mistake made by a child when they apply a grammatical rule incorrectly, e.g. 'I maked a cake.'
The origin of a word.
Which theorist conceived of Accommodation Theory?
Which theorist espouses the input approach?
Words used to address a person.
What is Barry Kroll's first identified stage of emergent writing?
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?
What is Barry Kroll's fourth and final identified stage of emergent writing?
The coexistence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase.
Which theorist conceived of semiology?
What is Barry Kroll's second identified stage of emergent writing?
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 11th century to the 14 century?
Which theorist espouses that language is prone to change and evolve?
Which English author is known for using long sentences, extended by commas?
What kind of English was spoken from the 19th century to the present?
What suffix was popularly used by Shakespeare to add inflection?
The study of language change occurring over a span of time.
A series of changes between medieval and modern English, affecting the long vowels of the standard language.
Based on association.
A person's speech patterns becoming more individualised and less like those of the other person in a conversation.
What does 'LASS' stand for?
Which theorist developed the cognitive approach?
Which theorist developed socio-cultural theory?
A formally accepted word that has been created from two other words.
Leaving out a phoneme in a group of phonemes.
A one-word utterance.
What does 'ZPD' stand for?
Words repeating whole syllables, e.g. 'Quackquack'.

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