Language change theorists

Milroy
Argued no golden age and that learning language by rote is not best way to learn.
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Aitchison
3 Metaphors- damp spoon, infectious disease, crumbling castle. Sociolinguistics- how fashionable, psycholinguistics- language aimed at younger users.
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Crystal
Descriptivist. Langauge a global thing and understand before able to abbreviate.
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Trudgill
Descriptivist. Langauge change adds no more confusion and people use new words more.
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Prescriptivism
Language devolved as a result of technology.
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3 Metaphors- damp spoon, infectious disease, crumbling castle. Sociolinguistics- how fashionable, psycholinguistics- language aimed at younger users.

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Aitchison

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Descriptivist. Langauge a global thing and understand before able to abbreviate.

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Descriptivist. Langauge change adds no more confusion and people use new words more.

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Language devolved as a result of technology.

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