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unit3 - Brittany Gonzales L103 Unit 3 Chapter 12 Language...

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Brittany Gonzales L103 Unit 3 Chapter 12 Language Change Language Change o How and why a language changes o Synchronic Analyzing a language at a particular point in time o Diachronic ‘across time’ analysis Historical Linguistics Looks at change from past to present Comparative Linguistics o Looks at ‘family relationships’ o Sociolinguistics Analyses change that is occurring or will occur Types of language change Regional Ethnic Etc. Comparative Linguistics o Factors that contribute to language change
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Evolving to the speakers needs Reduced contact Increased contact o Relationships Between Languages To determine relationships Observe similarities Form hypothesis about the similarities o Common Origin o Or not Universal Borrowing Coincidence Onomotopia o Genetic Relationships Shared core vocabulary makes it more likely Shared learned vocabulary is less likely genetic o Comparative method Compile cognate sets Determine sound correspondence Form a protoform o Total correspondence o Natural development
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o Occam’s razor Simplest answer is usually the right answer o Reconstruction Internal what the language used to be like o
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