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On some lexical development trends in the modern English language

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2015, No. 4)

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Page : 14-14

Keywords : lexical change; Standard English; lingua franca; monolithic entity; plurilithic concept; language gap; pictographic communicative model; filler-words;

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The article presents short comparative theoretical research into lexical changes in modern English carried out by British linguists. The concept of its monolithic entity and language purism conflict the views on language as a dynamically developing structure. Information technologies, globalization, cultural evolution, military and political events of global concern bring about lexical-semantic changes in the English language word stock and vocabulary update which is substantiated by an array of sentences derived from the Guardian.

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