Language change theory

A quiz for class about the different theories on why language changes.

Which language change theory brought us 'zot'?
Random fluctuation
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What kind of a lexical gap would the word 'agress' (from the noun 'agression') fill?
Morphological gap
2 of 7
The Norman invasion bringing French into contact with English is an example of which theory at work?
Substratum theory
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The s-curve model was developed by who?
Chen
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Linguistic reflectionism refers to the idea that
Language reflects our thoughts and the way we are
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The functional theory of language change most often occurs in which framework?
Lexical
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Which languages did Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf study that helped them develop the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
Native American languages
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What kind of a lexical gap would the word 'agress' (from the noun 'agression') fill?

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Morphological gap

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The Norman invasion bringing French into contact with English is an example of which theory at work?

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The s-curve model was developed by who?

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Linguistic reflectionism refers to the idea that

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