Influences on language change

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  • Influences On Language Change
    • Historical Events
      • War
      • Disease
      • Military
      • Political changes
      • Industrial changes
      • Natural disasters
      • 'Acts of God'
    • Generational
      • The transferal of language between generations; accent, dialect vocabulary etc
    • Geographical
      • Regional variation
      • Immigration
        • Integrating languages/accents/dialects
    • Social Factors
      • Gender
      • Social class
      • Age
      • Ethnicity
      • Occupation
      • Sexuality
    • Technological
      • New inventions introduce new lexis
      • Older technologies way fade, thus causing some words to disappear from use
    • Education & Politics
      • Increase in rights to education
        • Improving general language skills of more people

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