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When did William Caxton introduce the printing press to Britain?
1476
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Which dialect did he choose to print this work in?
The East Midlands dialect.
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What did Mulcaster push for?
English to be used ovre Latin.
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In which year/publication?
1582, 'Elementarie'
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Who published the first grammar or English and when?
William Bullokar, 1586
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When was 'Table Alphabeticall' published?
1604
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By which author?
Robert Cawdrey
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How many definitions did it have?
3,000
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How many definitions did the third edition of 'Universal Etymological English Dictionary' have?
60,000
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When was it published?
1736
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By who?
Bailey
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How many definitions did Samuel Johnson's dictionary have?
40,000 with 116,000 quotes from literary sources as support.
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Which three linguists claimed that the words children hear affec their perceptions of the gender-appropriateness of certain careers?
Miller, Casey and Swift
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What did Mills claim alone?
That gender-neutral language in adverts leads to men and women applying in equal proportion.
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What was the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis?
Language determines the way we view the world, so people who speak different languages perceive the world differently.
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Which group did Whorf study?
The Hopi Indians of North America.
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What were the flaws of the study?
Whorf studied only one man, visiting his place of origin only once. Not reflective of an entire community.
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