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    Two methods to language acquisition are: Nativist approach – which postulates that language acquisition is based on the inherent capacity for all humans to acquire language. The theory suggests...

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    There is no one system of "traditional" or "modern" linguistics, but rather a series of controversies or differences in approach, many of which have continued over several centuries. The study of...

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    The main difference between middle and early modern English is pronunciuation of long stressed vowels. This change, known as the "great vowel shift" began in approximately 1500, although the...

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    Standard English is constantly evolving. One of the reasons for this is the great variety of cultures we have in this country. Some from immigrants, some from geographical differences. Another...

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    When we refer the adjective 'abstract' to a phoneme, we mean that the phonemes do not constitute the real sounds of which words are made. A phonemes is usually defined as the smallest linguistic...

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    One aspect of linguistics is a social science. While the social sciences often struggle for recognition and prestige given to other sciences, this does not mean linguistics is not important. By...

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    The advantage of studying a language synchronically is that it allows the linguist to concentrate in a specific setting in which the language will develop and show patterns of growth, trends, and...

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