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THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE – WHY WE CREATE NEW WORDS

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The English language is one that is constantly evolving and has been consistently adapted throughout history. Literary giants such as Geoffrey Chaucer introduced the terms ‘approach’ and ‘universe’, whilst William Shakespeare, the renowned playwright and poet, introduced at least 500 new words. Words such as lonely, hint and critic, which seem integral to our language nowadays were first familiarised within…