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International Journal Of Language, Literature And Culture(IJLLC)

The Process of Changing Everyday Language: How Society Changes Words

Lina Fathi Sidig Sidgi

International Journal of Language, Literature and Culture (IJLLC), Vol-1,Issue-2, September - October 2021, Pages 13-20, 10.22161/ijllc.1.2.2

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Article Info: Received: 02 Aug 2021, Received in revised form: 01 Sep 2021, Accepted: 10 Sep 2021, Available online: 20 Sep 2021


The evolution of language, the emergence of new languages, loss, and decay of different words due to societal and linguistic diversity has been witnessed in the contemporary world. Multiple models, traditionist folktales, and myths have explored and explained the ever-changing everyday language. In the Book of Genesis Chapters 11:1-9, the Bible illustrates how people shared only one language to communicate and interact. However, later different tribes from the family tree of Adam and Eve differentiated into communities that speak and use different languages. In religion, linguistic, and socially, the aspect of changing language has been a topic of concern. As a result, the research paper embarked on an explorative study to research the process of changing everyday language and how society changes words. A systematic review of literature founded on a qualitative research methodology was used in secondary data collection and analysis. Study findings revealed that the process of everyday language could take morphological, semantic, syntactic, or lexical approaches to impact the language change. Following the results, the researcher concluded that language changes to adapt to the transforming needs of the user. Society offers the norms, values, and practices as elements that guide the regularities or irregularities of the words created. As a result, society provides the platform, the guidelines, and the expectations through which the language change process will be founded.

language change, English language, new words, linguistic and society change.

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