Why Language Changes

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  • Created on: 18-02-19 16:15
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  • Why language changes
    • External factors
      • invasions
      • technology
      • politics
      • youth culture
    • changes from above
      • Plain English Campaign
      • anti discrimination laws
      • Academie Francais
    • functional theory
      • language changes to suit users' needs
      • archaic words naturally fall out of use
    • random fluctuation theory
      • language change is random
      • Charles Hockett = we make mistakes that get passed on
    • internal factors
      • brevity
      • laziness
      • creativity

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