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Show notes

Endangered Languages: Why are so many languages dying

The History of English – How New Words Are Created

Kevin Durant: ‘Our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach’ – SFGate

etymology – The original usage of past participles – English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

Is the past participle becoming obsolete? (I have went) – English Language & Usage Stack Exchange

The Cambridge History of the English Language – Google Books
Google Books link

Have went – an American usage problem | English Language & Linguistics | Cambridge Core

The Origins of Office Speak – The Atlantic

The Surprising Origin of 25 Popular Buzzwords

The Secret History of Cosmic Buzzwords – Out There

Brown’s Stages of Syntactic and Morphological Development

L1 Influence on the Acquisition Order of English Grammatical Morphemes | Studies in Second Language Acquisition | Cambridge Core

Murakami and Alexopoulou: L1 Influence on the Acquisition Order of English Grammatical Morphemes: A Learner Corpus Study

The Natural Order Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism | Parenting Patch

Definition and Examples of Linguistic Prestige


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