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“Language change is not a disease, any more than adolescence, or autumn are illnesses.”
Jean Aitchison, Language Change: Progress or Decay?
“It's hard to see what the problem is. Language speakers and writers have always been inventive, and texting is just one further example of human creativity. As David Crystal has expressed it: 'it..is the latest manifestation of the human ability to be linguistically creative... In texting, we are seeing, in a small way, language in evolution...”
Jean Aitchison, Language Change: Progress or Decay?


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