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2. What was the aim of standardisation?

  • so people can communicate effectively
  • so spoken English had the same status as written forms
  • so everyone in the world spoke English
  • so everyone could read and write

3. 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

4. When was Early Modern English?

  • 18th century-present
  • 14th-19th century
  • 15th-17th century
  • 5th-11th century

5. How do we adapt existing words?

  • morphology
  • archaism
  • neologisms
  • compound

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