Language change

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  • Language Change
    • Reasons for Language Change
      • individuals-Chaucer and Shakespeare
      • New technology-internet creating neologisms
      • society- cultural changes and shifts in attitudes requiring new lexis
      • foreign influence and science
      • Travel, trade, colonialisation and globalisation
    • What is political correctness?
      • refrain from causing personal harm
      • fit into society free from isolation
      • Gone too far-vertically challenged.
    • Attitudes to Language Change
      • Prescriptivism dictating how language should be used -wants language to remain the same and refrain from change
      • descriptivism- Accepting that language change is inevitable and accept change


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