Language Change Terms

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English Quiz on Language Change Terms, created by lil-pip169 on 04/23/2013.

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Question 1

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What is Amelioration?
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  • The process whereby a word gains new meanings
  • The process whereby a word adopts a more positive meaning
  • The process whereby adopts a more negative meaning
  • The process whereby a word becomes more specific

Question 2

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What is the name for the process whereby an object is named after a person?
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  • Lexicon
  • Eponym
  • Proprietary Name
  • Drift

Question 3

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What is the difference between prescriptivist and descriptivist attitudes?
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  • One is old fashioned whereas the other is more modern
  • One follows ideal of language, the other simply describes it
  • There isn't one
  • Both follow the rules of language but one more strongly than the other

Question 4

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What is the difference between archaic lexis and outmoded lexis?
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  • Archaic lexis has completely fallen out of use, outmoded lexis hasn't quite become archaic but is used much less than it used to be
  • Archaic lexis is lexis that was used pre-standardisation, outmoded lexis came into use after it
  • Outmoded lexis has completely fallen out of use, archaic lexis hasn't quite become outmoded but is used much less than it used to be
  • Outmoded lexis is lexis that was used pre-standardisation, Archaic lexis came into use after it

Question 5

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What is Affixing?
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  • Adding another word on the end of a word
  • Adding a prefix or a suffix to a word
  • Removing a prefix or a suffix from a word

Question 6

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What is a Euphemism?
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  • A word used to talk about something pleasant
  • A word used in place of a term or phrase which could be considered unpleasant
  • A term for the discussion of unpleasant topics
  • Swearing

Question 7

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What is Estuary English?
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  • The opposite of RP, from the South East of the country
  • The opposite of RP, from the South West of the country
  • The accent traditionally used by news reporters in the media
  • A colloquial language found in Wales

Question 8

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Globalisation refers to what?
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  • The world all speaking in the same language
  • The world all speaking in a similar way
  • Each country of the world diverging from one another

Question 9

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What is the name of the process where a language change occurs over time?
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  • Initialism
  • Drift
  • Amelioration
  • Standardisation

Question 10

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The difference between a compound and a blend is?
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  • One combines two words, the other three
  • One puts two whole words together, the other merges the two