Language Change B

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 10:03
What is amelioration?
When a word takes on a more pleasant meaning
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Who are prescriptivist?
Prescribes how language should be in order to be better or pure
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What is Coinage/neologism?
The creation of completely new words
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Give an example of an active voice
The dog chased the cat
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Who introduced the metaphor ''Crumbling Castle'' to describe people fears of language change
Jean Aitcheson
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Who are prescriptivist?

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Prescribes how language should be in order to be better or pure

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What is Coinage/neologism?

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Give an example of an active voice

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Who introduced the metaphor ''Crumbling Castle'' to describe people fears of language change

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