English Language Key Words and Ideas Lecture 2-4

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Great Vowel Shift
Change in phonological system. All longs vowels moved up = highest became diphthongs
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Lenition
Weakening of consonants. Liverpool English 'it' pronounced with 'h' not 't'.
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Converging
Change in linguistic patterns of language.
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HappY Tensing
Pronouncing /ɪ/ as [iː].
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Velar Nasal
Consonantal sound of 'ng'
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H-dropping
Deletion of voiceless glottal fricative. 'h'
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Diffusion
Variant spreads by diffusing from an influential area outwards
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Right Dislocation
Repeat of the subject (He, I) at the end for emphasis
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Archaic Pronouns
'thee/thou' eg. Yorkshire
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Secondary Contraction of negatives
'Didn't' - 'dint' eg. Yorkshire
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Jargon
Technical Vocabulary used in specialist context eg. tools
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Colloquialisms
Like slang eg. lass, bloke, lass, chuck
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Lexical Attrition
Losing bits of language eg. bairn
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Lexical Innovation
Lots of different words appear eg. 34 words for throw
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Weakening of consonants. Liverpool English 'it' pronounced with 'h' not 't'.

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Lenition

Card 3

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Change in linguistic patterns of language.

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Card 4

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Pronouncing /ɪ/ as [iː].

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Card 5

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Consonantal sound of 'ng'

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