Modern English features

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  • Modern English 1700-1900s
    • Standardisation developed gradually - heavily influenced by Samuel Johnson's dictionary 1755
      • Stated spellings and meanings thus standardising them
    • Advances in science and medication meant the invention of new words
      • New inventions also brought about new words
    • Social, cultural and political development meant new lexis
      • Expansion of British empire brought new words


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