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The verb to coin originally referred to money but was extended by analogy to refer to "coined" words. The type of change that occurred was amelioration, specialization, pejorationor generalization.
Weegy: generalization User: The literal meaning of a word is frequently changed because of the word's cultural significance, variants, connotations or denotations Weegy: The literal meaning of a word is frequently changed because of the word's connotations. User: The opposite of pejoration is generalization, coinage, specialization oramelioration Weegy: generalization User: The words weed and stink have undergone specialization, generalization, amelioration or pejoration (More)
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Why do dialects develop? Mark all that apply. isolated geographical areas influence language change contact with the general American English mainstream cultural influences ethnic background
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Informal English is appropriate in: fictional dialogue, business letters, parent/teacher conferences or job interviews
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