key language change theories

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funtional theory
new words enter our language to serve a function due to change in society or new technology. examples HD and ENBY
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lexical gaps
new words enter langauge though already exhisting words such as REFOLLOW and CULTUREJACKING or YOUTHQUAKE
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linguistic determinism
theory by Sapir and Wolf who said language determines or influences the way we think example is the **** charity changing the name to SCOPE
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random fluctuation
words enter our langauge for random reasons such as COVFEFE has no definition but still in dictionary due to Donald Trump
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cultural transmission
This theory is about how words are passed on to others mostly due to the media or who used it. The example is OMNISHABLES for politically mess
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substratum theory
This is about new words are borrowed from other places or dialects. The example LYKKE for happiness from danish
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s curve theory
first a new word is used in small groups and then it will spread to many poeple where it be big in that area
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baileys wave model
that change in new word doesnt happen straight away and the further you are from the place than your less likely to used to new word
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crystals tide metaphor
language is like a tide that new words come in to the language as older or less used words get swept away like the erosion on a beach
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new words enter langauge though already exhisting words such as REFOLLOW and CULTUREJACKING or YOUTHQUAKE

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lexical gaps

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theory by Sapir and Wolf who said language determines or influences the way we think example is the **** charity changing the name to SCOPE

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words enter our langauge for random reasons such as COVFEFE has no definition but still in dictionary due to Donald Trump

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This theory is about how words are passed on to others mostly due to the media or who used it. The example is OMNISHABLES for politically mess

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