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2018-08-08

english language theories

english language theories

English language theories
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Lexical Attrition is a process whereby lexis falls out of use due to changing society.
Words can be defined as PASSIVE or ACTIVE vocabulary:

  • passive – an individual has knowledge and familiarity of the word.
  • active – an individual still uses this word

References:

http://www.studyblue.com/notes/note/n/english-language-theories-ao2/deck/20407593
http://www.cram.com/flashcards/gender-theorists-english-language-a-level-7219164

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