How Words Change (the basics)

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A2 Level English Language A2 (Language Change) Mind Map on How Words Change (the basics), created by 08aliell on 10/17/2014.

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How Words Change (the basics)
  1. Diachronic Change
    1. the study of how language evolves through time
    2. Synchronic Change
      1. the study of language as it exists at one point in time
      2. Narrowing
        1. a word's meaning becomes less broad
        2. Broadening
          1. a word's meaning becomes wider
          2. Amelioration
            1. when a word's meaning becomes more positive over time
            2. Perjoration
              1. when a word's meaning becomes more negative over time
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