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As a baby and young child, you went through stages of __________ that allowed you to learn English.
natural language acquisition
In the _____ stage, you used two- or three-word sentences to say everything you needed to say. You left off articles, pronouns, and prepositions.
Sometimes, you applied a rule everywhere, even places where it didn't apply. This tendency is called _____.
A person learning a new language as an adult goes through a process called _____.
second language acquisition
What is not one of the regional dialects of the United States? (General American, Standard, New England, or Southern)
African American Vernacular, Chicano English, and Cajun English are examples of _____ dialects.
Teenagers tend to use their own special language with each other. This language is an example of a _____ dialect.
_____ language is demonstrated by the statement: "I'd like you to meet John and Betty Smith."
_____ language is demonstrated by the statement: "Please allow me to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Baughm."
descriptions of the "status" of a word, usually in abbreviated form (archaic, obsolete, regional, nonstandard, slang)
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