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you will discuss the evolution of words and how language is created to explain the world around you and how you interact with that world. To prepare for Seminar, please come to class with a list of words that were “active” when you were growing up, but now are no longer used or a list of words that are “new.” For example, one word that was used years ago was “phonograph” and then ”hi-fi” was popular. Now, neither term is in your everyday vocabulary, and both have been replaced with "CD player” or “MP3 player.”What are the strengths and weaknesses of each of the theories of language acquisition that led to the current emphasis on pragmatics as seen in the child talk interpretation of the social interactionist view?

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Running Head: WORD EVOUTION AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Word Evolution and Theory of Language Acquisition
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Evolution is a gradual change of a phenomenon over time. Word usage and meaning changes
over generations, a meaning of a certain word today might not have been the meaning of the
same word hundred years ago. For instance, awful originally meant (inspiring wonder) while
today it has a negative meaning. Many words are derived from the environment of a community
and this make the meaning vary depending on...

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