HELP! English Language AQA Language Change Watch

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Hi,

I'm struggling with the Language Change aspects of the AQA exam... I have all the revision materials but when I do exam practices I keep getting a C... :2in1:

I've had problems with my current teacher over my whole a level course, so has the rest of the class so we're all resitting our AS' this year too.

Does anyone have any example answers or tips when it comes to the Change section?

Thank you forever!

Lauren x
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I enjoyed this topic. It's actually quite straightforward. All you have to do is identify Language Change features such as elision, compounding, etc etc. You get more marks on theories though so you have to know your theories AND the context in which the text was written in. Which is the hardest, cause in every century there's a dozen of contextual features you have to learn. But this is basically what you have to do. Make sure you're able to argue for and against. I.e using Crumbling Castle metaphor and etc!
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I enjoyed this topic. It's actually quite straightforward. All you have to do is identify Language Change features such as elision, compounding, etc etc. You get more marks on theories though so you have to know your theories AND the context in which the text was written in. Which is the hardest, cause in every century there's a dozen of contextual features you have to learn. But this is basically what you have to do. Make sure you're able to argue for and against. I.e using Crumbling Castle metaphor and etc!
Thanks so much - we haven't been taught or told of any theorists yet, do you have any tips as to where I should look for this?
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Thanks so much - we haven't been taught or told of any theorists yet, do you have any tips as to where I should look for this?
What do you mean you haven't been taught them!??!?! We started from the start of A2!!! It took us like 4 months, from Sept-Dec to learn all the theories and context! That's odd! And it's March? I do feel sorry for you!

The beauty of AQA is that there's not really any set theorists you have to revise, but you must know the main ones like Trudgill and Aitchenson and etc!

These two sites are superb (don't copy all the info) cause some of them won't really matter. I would learn the bigger theories cause you can apply them to almost any text that pops up in the exam! The 2nd one is basically everything we did in class! Also try and get your hands on an AQA textbook. Your school/college surely must have a few!

https://aggslanguage.wordpress.com/l...tscher-harlow/

http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/l...uagechange.htm
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What do you mean you haven't been taught them!??!?! We started from the start of A2!!! It took us like 4 months, from Sept-Dec to learn all the theories and context! That's odd! And it's March? I do feel sorry for you!

The beauty of AQA is that there's not really any set theorists you have to revise, but you must know the main ones like Trudgill and Aitchenson and etc!

These two sites are superb (don't copy all the info) cause some of them won't really matter. I would learn the bigger theories cause you can apply them to almost any text that pops up in the exam! The 2nd one is basically everything we did in class! Also try and get your hands on an AQA textbook. Your school/college surely must have a few!

https://aggslanguage.wordpress.com/l...tscher-harlow/

http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/l...uagechange.htm

I know.. it's crazy! Really worrying now, but thank you so much for all your help. Desperately need at least a B!
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