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Making all variations of language conform to the standard language
Historical language change over a span of time
Language at a theoretical point of time without considering historical context
The vocabulary of a language
Words or phrases used to replace those that are deemed offensive
Status speakers get from using the most official and standard form of a language
Status speakers get who choose not to adopt a standard dialect get from a particular group within society
Introduction of a word from one language to another
Name of a person after whom something is named
Name given to a product by one organisation becomes the commonly used name for the same product
A lexicalised word made up from the initial letters of a word
A word made from initial letters, each being pronounced
A new word produced by shortening an existing one
Addition of bound morphemes to an existing word
Addition of a bound morpheme to the beginning of a root word
Addition of a bound morpheme to the end of a root word
A word changes its word class without adding a suffix
Combining of separate words to create a new word, sometimes using a hyphen to link them
The removal of an imagined affix from an existing word
Two words fusing together to make a new one
No longer having any use
A process of linguistic change over a period of time
A word takes on a different more positive meaning
A word becomes negative
A word loses strength of original meaning
A word becomes more specific
Word keeps original meaning but acquires others
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A word acquires new meanings because it is used metaphorically
A way of describing something unpleasant in a more pleasant manner
A speech form or an expression that can't be understood literally from the meanings of the individual parts
Capitalising nouns used in old english
The verb 'do' which is used to form questions and negatives or to add emphasis in a statement
Online means of showing facial expressions and gestures
Power used to influence or persuade others
Power used to maintain authority
Leaving out of a phoneme of a group of phonemes clustered together
Influence exercised by one sound upon the articulation of another so that the sounds become more alike
The way in which language is becoming increasingly informal in all areas of society
Prestige form of English pronunciation, 'accent' of standard English
When a person's speech patterns become more individualised and less like those of the other person in a conversation
A way of spelling words that suggests a regional or social way of talking
An attitude to language use that makes judgements about what is right and wrong and holds language up to an ideal standard that should be maintained
One of the divisions of a book published in parts
An attitude to language use that seeks to describe it without making value judgements
He saw change occurring because of the way language is continually being rearranged and reinterpreted by people
Advertising has changed to start including synthetic personalisation
Accommodation Theory centres on pragmatics and how speakers adjust their speech behaviours to accommodate others, showing their need for approval - convergence
 
 
 
 
 
 

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