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Migration
P eople mov ed f
rom di
f ferent
part
s of
the
w or
ld.
Bri
ti
sh Emp i
re
int
roduced Engl
ish
to
the worl
d due
to
c ol
onisati
on
this
ma de it
the dominant
language i
n many countr
ies
Travel
H as me ant t
hat
E ngl
ish has
bo r
rowed l
e xi
cal
ter
ms
by observi
ng ot
her l
anguages
Globalisation
th
G lobal
isati
o n
in t
he 20 cent
u r
y f
urther
developed
E ngl
ish
int
o a
w or
ld l
anguage because
of
the
impa ct
of
televi
si
o n,
s hopping
an d
A merican
En gl
ish
War or invasion
N orman Co nquest
and G er
ma nic
tr
ibes
w ho i
nvaded over
1000 years
ago
h ad
an i
mp act
on
E ngl
ish
g r
amma ti
ca l
ly,
phonol
o gi
ca l
l
y and l
exical
ly
as we have
ma ny synonyms
Norman invasion in 1066
Brought French words
Science & technology
th th
18 & 19 century
ha d
ma ny sci
enti
fic
advance s
and so neolog i
sms were needed
to name t
h eses
mo s t
ly by t
he help
o f
Greek
a nd Lat
inate
aca demic
presti
g e.
Trade, change in working practices & cultural changes
Views change ideas about
ac cept
ab l
e l
ang uage
u s,
English lexis accommodates by
using
po l
i
ti
call
y
corr ect
t
e r ms t
o reduce discrimination.
Tastes and
trends i
n f
ash i
o n
and cul
tural
change
a f
fect
acc en t
s,
r eg i
ster
s and gramma ti
cal
c hoi
ces
The media
Prin t
, t
elev isi
on,
inter
net,
mo bil
e phones i
nfl
u ence
cha nge.
Informa li
sati
on & col
loqui
al
speech
li
ke
regi st
er.
N ew l
ex i
s i
ntr
odu ced by
me dia
to
d escr
ibe
mo de r
n
so ci
e t
y "WA G".
Social
networki
ng has
ma d e commu ni
ca t
ion
betwee n
large numb er
s of
peop l
e possible.
Latinate
I
n
s o me s it
ua t
ions,
a Lat
inat
e
w ord
co ul
d i
mp r
e ss
a j
ob
int
e r
view er whil
st
coll
oquial
i
s appr
o pr
iat
e for
pha t
ic
cir
c umstances.
L exi
s al
lows convergence,
cove r
t
p r
e st
ige speake r
s who do
not use
standard
di
a lec t
.
D ive r
gen ce
by overt
prest
ige ­ usi
ng of
fi
cial
standard for
m, r
e cei
ved pr
onu nci
ati
on t
o assert
st
a tu s.

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Borrowing
Lo a n w or
d s
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rom ano t
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angua ge.
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on
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mo de rn readers
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ays on
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persona l
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o nouns t
o cr
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i
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