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2. David Crystal use of abbreviations and initialisms in texting

  • Used because it is in fashion
  • Used in order to not waste characters
  • Used because some words are difficult to spell

3. David Crytal global spread of English Language

  • Chinese could overthrow English
  • English could overthrow Chinese
  • Spread due to globalisation

4. Peter Trudgill changes in meaning do not cause confusion

  • Newer versions of the word have become more commonly used than the older word
  • We are now used to changes in language and do not question it
  • Comfortable with language change

5. David Crystal understanding words

  • Believes it is difficult to understand certain words
  • Only the most literate can manipulate language
  • Words can be understood easily

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