Saturday, March 26, 2011

Language Change (part 1 of 2)

Consider to my Assignment  during my study in English 

Language Change
In reality it is not so much that language itself changes, as that speakers and writers change the way they use the language. Speaker’s innovation is amore accurate description then language change.

Variation and Change
Language in three major ways which are interestingly interrelated over time, in space, and socially.
Within a mono lingual community the superficial impression may be that everyone speaks the same. All language change has its origins in variation. Similarity, a sound change occurs when one sound is replaced in people’s speech by another over a period of time, or when a sound disappear. In many parts pf England and Wales, standard English has lost the pronunciation of [r] following vowels in words star and start. So the pronunciation of [r] in English-speaking communities provided a wealth of example of the complexity of linguistic variation and language change.

The Spread of Vernacular Forms
It is to understand that a pronunciation which is consider prestigious will be imitated, and will speared trough a community. Not all linguistic change involve adopting new forms from outside the speech community. The changes spread from group to group, style to style, word to word (lexical diffusion)

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