English Language- important things to know

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When was the Norman Invasion?
1066
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When did Caxton introduce the printing press?
1476
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When did Bailey publish the 'Universal Etymological Dictionary of the English Language'?
1721
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When did Lowth publish the 'short introduction to English grammar'?
1762
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When was the Oxford English Dictionary published?
1928
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When was the King James Bible first published?
1611
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When was Johnson's dictionary of the English language published?
1755
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What date was Middle English?
1066-1450
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When was the Great Vowel Shift?
1200-1450
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When was Early Modern English?
1450-1700
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When was Late Modern English?
1700 onwards
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What is language change over time called?
Diachronic
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What is language change at a given time called?
Synchronic
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What did the 'Damp spoon' theory argue?
That language change is lazy
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What did the 'crumbling castle' view state?
That language was decaying
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What did Jonathan Swift want?
A return to Shakespearean language and to protect and purify the language
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What does LAD stand for in the study of spoken language?
Language Acquisition Device
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What did Skinner argue?
That language is learnt through the environment and imitation
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What did Eve Clark say children based overextension on?
Physical qualities, the senses and experiences
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