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Change and Development in the English Language (Word project)
Pages 2 (502 words)
According to the theory of syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations in language development, the units, although being opposed to each other, can combine in a linear way to bring about units of higher order. Language can thus be analyzed in syntagmatic, paradigmatic and associative levels.
Changes brought about in syntagm, paradigm, associations, and social changes result in changing of a language.
Since language constructs prtray our worldview, any paradigmatic change in theory or practice or scientific inquiry, will bring about a paradigmatic change in language with the inclusion of new words and metaphors.
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