Attitudes towards Langauge Study

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  • Created on: 24-04-13 15:40
Aitchinsons Damp Spoon Syndrome
change due to laziness & slopiness. lack of manners
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Aitchinsons Crumbling Castle View
language is constantly changing to reflect change in society/language is in the hands of the people
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Descriptivism
interested in how and why people use langauge. concerned with varities of english without making judgements. less likely to be critical of change
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Prescriptivism
making judgements about the quality/standard of someones language. advocates use of standard english over any other form. critical of langauge change assumes langauge is declining.
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Aitchinsons infectious disease assumption
we catch langauge change as peer groups are influential but we are conscience of our own choices
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Aitchinsons Crumbling Castle View

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language is constantly changing to reflect change in society/language is in the hands of the people

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Descriptivism

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Prescriptivism

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Card 5

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Aitchinsons infectious disease assumption

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