Language Change

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Language Change
    • AO1
      • Lexis
        • Compounding, archaic lexis/pronouns, specialist lexis,formal/informal lexis
      • Semantics
        • Amelioration, pejoration, broadening and narrowing.
      • Grammar
        • Negation (dummy auxiliary), short/complex sentences, declarative,/interrogative/ imperatives.
      • Graphology
        • Images, prining
      • Orthography
        • Punctuation, i.e. hyphens, semi-colons, colons, commas etc. Use of the long 's' and silent 'e'
    • AO2
      • 1464 Caxton's printing press
        • Led to inconsistent use of contractions. Based on trying to fit lines onto the page.
      • Standardisation 18th century
        • Language became uniformed whereby it followed the structure of the law courts, universities and London.
      • Lowth and Murray
        • Wanted language to have authority and certainty. Very much a prescriptivist attitude and didn't want foreign influences to 'interfere' with the language.
      • Samuel Johnson's Dictionary 1758
        • This is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English Lan. At first, there was universal acceptance of it,but as lexicography developed, faults were found in his work.
      • Untitled
  • Punctuation, i.e. hyphens, semi-colons, colons, commas etc. Use of the long 's' and silent 'e'

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Language resources:

See all English Language resources »See all resources »