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Language Change 2

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Department
Linguistics
Course
LIN 201
Professor
Ikier
Semester
Fall

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-Claim: lexical change tracks societal change -Evidence: -Loanwords -Newly coined words, new compounds -Word frequency -Reanalysis based on near homophony/morpheme freq. -“Eggcorns” -Change part of word/phrase to make it more obvious -Like “butt naked” for “buck naked” -Morphosyn. & phonological change -Ling. sys. need minimum of complexity to function -Need to tell words apart
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