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This contrahierarhical model of change is explained in terms of cultural identity and trends in population movement. Feel free to take me off your Christmas list.

Language sows its own seeds of change, and social context offers fertile ground for its growth and spread. Pressure to change comes both from within language itself and from its role in society.

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In this book, Michael Corballis takes on what has been called the hardest problem in science. Walt Wolfram explains that language changes differently than we may think. But the author did not deliver anything particularly interesting.

By adopting a language feature associated with rural Southern speech, natives can counteract the influx of the newer transplants through this symbolic use of language. Both chain shifts and mergers have played an important role in past and present-day changes in English language vowels. This shift of the vowels in the mouth looks somewhat like the following rotation.

Sounds may also change based on their relation to other sounds in the system. By adding voice and grammar, language enabled humans to take all those capacities up an evolutionary notch. He also argues that language aros Interesting look at the possible origins of language. And part of it may be due to a renewed sense of place and region that attaches social meaning to some of the language changes taking place in American society.

It is sometimes assumed that the language of the media is homogenizing English. The truth about language is that there's still so much to learn. It also raises important questions about the nature of language change.