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Can you name the A2 English Language- Language Change Theorists?

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What is the name of this 1996 Prescriptivist theory that language change happens because people are lazy.
Which theory uses an analogy that says changing language is better than set language which could be stuck in an ineffective state.
Which theory states that poor language spreads from one person to another?
Which theorist is responsible for those 3 above theories?
Which theorist thinks that trying to prescribe language is like swimming against the tide?
Which theorist conducted a study into people subconsciously changing their dialect to fit a social group?
Where was this study?
Which theorist said that there was never a golden age of the english language?
What was the name of the letter that replaced a lower case s during the 1800s but was removed for being useless
Which theorist thinks language change is an inevitability and cannot be halted?

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