Test your knowledge of Terminology! (Language Change)

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Orthography is another word for..
Spelling
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What is the meaning of perjoration?
When a word gains negative connotations.
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What is the meaning of amelioration?
When a word gains positive connotations
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The term 'standard english' refers to..
a dialect representing English speech and is comprehensible to most users
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What is the definition of narrowing?
When the meaning of a word narrows.
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What is the definiton of political correctness?
The avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult certain groups of people.
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What is the meaning of perjoration?

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When a word gains negative connotations.

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What is the meaning of amelioration?

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The term 'standard english' refers to..

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What is the definition of narrowing?

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Azalea

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Good test :)

Bethany

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Awesome test! Really helpful! :))

the ***** man

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good quiz  :)

Zoe Key

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Good but isn't orthography 'marks on a page' so punctuation as well? That's what we've been taught. :)

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