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WR122 paper using Jeffersons Declaration of Independence as a model-RJ When in the course of human language it becomes necessary for people to create or redefine words or phrases to express an object or an action and to assume among society the acceptance and usage of these words and their definitions in ones own language or idiolect A decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that Americans should recognize slang adopted into language We hold these truths to be self-evident that language is expression of thought in the form of speech or written symbols that have agreed-upon meanings That many large speaking languages contain dialects or other versions of languages within a community that are different in some aspects of grammar pronunciation or vocabulary That because language is a form of ones own ideas and expression everyone possesses his or her own individual language or idiolect That not only does perception change language but that language changes perception That through the course of history idiolects have shaped dialects which have shaped language which in turn have shaped concepts Conservatives indeed will dictate that languages will follow a narrow path toward a standard language And accordingly expression will follow the rules and guidelines that limit thought rather than the ability to rethink old vocabulary and enrich new ones When we speak write learn and think in a slowly evolving vocabulary which does not adapt to the more rapid introduction of cultures concepts fashion and technology we must add new meaning to conventional vocabulary Such has been the language of Conservative American English speakers and writers who have discouraged the use of creative language and the use of dialects and idiolects Many individuals have not noticed that new vocabulary is at many times adopted into ones language A large number of slang words and phrases have been considered standard in todays daily speech To prove this let us
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