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Hi, under language diversity and change in the 2nd paper of the AQA A2 exam, what does diversity refer to and what does change refer to?
I was given the impression diversity referred to theories on gender, dialect, sociolect and power and change just meant the history of the English Language?
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Diversity refers to gender, world english, local english and occupation.

Change refers to historical changes which come as a result of immigration, technology, education, etc.

There's quite a bit of crossover so thankfully for me, it's easier to revise, which is convenient because I ****ing suck at Language.
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Diversity refers to gender, world english, local english and occupation.

Change refers to historical changes which come as a result of immigration, technology, education, etc.

There's quite a bit of crossover so thankfully for me, it's easier to revise, which is convenient because I ****ing suck at Language.
Thank you! So does local English cover dialect and everything? Are there any occupational theorists?
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Thank you! So does local English cover dialect and everything? Are there any occupational theorists?
Not sure about occupational theorists. Local english is about dialects and similar things, such as Jafaikan, the use of borrowed terms in mainstream english, etc.
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Diversity refers to gender, world english, local english and occupation.

Change refers to historical changes which come as a result of immigration, technology, education, etc.

There's quite a bit of crossover so thankfully for me, it's easier to revise, which is convenient because I ****ing suck at Language.
My teacher set it out like this: basically in section A, they will ask you two questions, which you can choose from. Once question will be about diversity, one question will be about change.

Change questions include world English, diachronic language change and could potentially include diversity across the British Isles, as change has come about to cause this diversity. She said it's unlikely to have a question on accent and dialect and world English.

Whereas, diversity includes gender, occupation, social groups, etc., but could also include diversity across the British Isles as this is topic is very much synoptic.
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My teacher set it out like this: basically in section A, they will ask you two questions, which you can choose from. Once question will be about diversity, one question will be about change.

Change questions include world English, diachronic language change and could potentially include diversity across the British Isles, as change has come about to cause this diversity. She said it's unlikely to have a question on accent and dialect and world English.

Whereas, diversity includes gender, occupation, social groups, etc., but could also include diversity across the British Isles as this is topic is very much synoptic.
Cheers. What do you think would be easier to prepare for?
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Cheers. What do you think would be easier to prepare for?
I think if you can you should try to prepare for all of them, just in case. Because they could come up in the opinion article question.

Pick out maybe a minimum of 3 topics, with a mix between change and diversity - to be on the safe side. Then, if the opinion article is about something you haven't really revised thoroughly, you have two texts about the topic to set you up and give you a good foundation to build on anyway.
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