Does language change a good thing, bad thing or neither?
Language is perpetually changing and adapting to become suited to modern society and to the needs of its users. The change of language over time is hardly ever noticeable and if the needs of language users continue to change, so will the language. This change is neither a good thing or and bad thing. Although one thing remains certain is that change of language is needed to introduce new vocabulary and terminology. Without the constantly changing language, there would be no words to refer to modern objects or as a mark for various groups of society such as age groups to differentiate themselves from the rest. Through interactions humans have encountered and integrated new words, expressions and pronunciation into their own speech. Every succeeding generation makes its own contribution to language change and has shown that English has evolved into an incredibly versatile language while retaining a recognizable link to its past. This is neither a bad or good thing and is only natural for language to change as humanity as well is evolving.
Should anything be done to try to stop language change? Is there anything that should be done to preserve older varieties of English?
Nothing should be done to prevent the constantly changing English language as it is natural and perpetual. As humans evolve within times so as their forms of communication. Some language may take time to evolve, some a little bit faster but none shall remain the same as long as they are communicated and spoken. However older varieties of English should be preserved as it remains a...