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2. How do we adapt existing words?

  • archaism
  • morphology
  • compound
  • neologisms

3. What is amelioration?

  • an old word that is no longer in general use
  • describing something unpleasant in a better way
  • taking on a more positive meaning
  • taking on a more negative meaning

4. An attitude to language that doesn't make value judgements is...?

  • descriptivism
  • prescriptivism
  • standardisation
  • articulation

5. What were Jean Aitchison's three metaphors about people's worries about language change?

  • sunglass assumption, fairytale castle view, wet-hair syndrome
  • crumbling castle view, wet-hair syndrome, cat and dog syndrome
  • damp-spoon syndrome, crumbling castle view, infectious disease assumption
  • jewellery-box view, infectious disease syndrome, polaroid assumption


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