Unformatted text preview: How do language changes spread?
. 1- From group to group: changes spread like
waves in different directions, and social factors such
as age, gender, status and social group affect the
rates and directions of change.
. 2- From style to style
: from more formal to
more casual, from one individual to another, from
one social group to another, and from one word to
. 3- Lexical diffusion: the change from one word's
vowel to another, the sound change begins in one
word and later on in another, etc...
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- Fall '19