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Show notes

Endangered Languages: Why are so many languages dying
https://www.communicaid.com/business-language-courses/blog/why-are-languages-dying/

The History of English – How New Words Are Created
https://www.thehistoryofenglish.com/issues_new.html

Kevin Durant: ‘Our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach’ – SFGate
https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Kevin-Durant-Our-team-as-a-country-is-not-12620187.php

etymology – The original usage of past participles – English Language & Usage Stack Exchange
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/96643/the-original-usage-of-past-participles

Is the past participle becoming obsolete? (I have went) – English Language & Usage Stack Exchange
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/342026/is-the-past-participle-becoming-obsolete-i-have-went

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

Have went – an American usage problem | English Language & Linguistics | Cambridge Core
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/english-language-and-linguistics/article/have-went-an-american-usage-problem1/81B0F49A31D4C96CF76B3AD37EFAF3B9

The Origins of Office Speak – The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/business-speak/361135/

The Surprising Origin of 25 Popular Buzzwords
https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-surprising-origin-of-25-popular-buzzwords.html

The Secret History of Cosmic Buzzwords – Out There
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/outthere/2014/04/28/secret-history-cosmic-buzzwords/

Brown’s Stages of Syntactic and Morphological Development
https://www.speech-language-therapy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33:brown&catid=2:uncategorised&Itemid=117

L1 Influence on the Acquisition Order of English Grammatical Morphemes | Studies in Second Language Acquisition | Cambridge Core
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/studies-in-second-language-acquisition/article/l1-influence-on-the-acquisition-order-of-english-grammatical-morphemes/3263C3E82ECA4A7EB19D8F50E45FA1C3

Murakami and Alexopoulou: L1 Influence on the Acquisition Order of English Grammatical Morphemes: A Learner Corpus Study
http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/ta259/Murakami-Alexopoulou-SSLA.pdf

The Natural Order Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism | Parenting Patch
https://parentingpatch.com/natural-order-hypothesis-definition-criticism/

Definition and Examples of Linguistic Prestige
https://www.thoughtco.com/linguistic-prestige-1691533


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