Jean Aitchison's Metaphors

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  • Extra point: Aitchison points out that people only adopt new words if there is a _ for them. (4)
  • Extra point: the main flaw to this is that there was no time in history when the English language was... (7)
  • Extra point: what did Aitchison say the only truly 'lazy' speech was? (7, 6)
  • Implies that language change happens due to laziness in its use. (4, 5)
  • Implies that speakers of non-Standard English are 'infecting' others with an inferior form. (10, 7)
  • Implies that Standard English must be preserved at any cost. (9, 6)

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