English is an Indo-European, West Germanic language originating in England, and is the first language for most people in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Anglophone Caribbean. It is used extensively as a second language and as an official langua
aA Concise History of the English Language
In the beginning there was an island off the coast of Europe. It had no name, for the natives had no language, only a collection of grunts and gestures that roughly translated to "Hey!â, "Gimme!â, and "Pardon me, but would you happen to have any
World English or Worst English
This paper is based on the advantages and disadvantages of English. At first we consider history of English then we go on types of English . We also see the Regions of world were English is used. At last we see the disadvantage of English language.
David Howarth's, "1066: The Year Of The Conquest"
Harold of England and William of Normandy were both rulers of great countries, so it stands to reason that they had some similarities in common. They both new how to lead, and they both knew how to survive in a feudal system. That is about where th
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into South-East Scotlandunder the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. Following the economic, political, military, scientific, cultural, and colonial influence of Great
The modern day English languages as we know it today came from the old english. Now lets look at thr different classes as it was known. The board family includes most of the Europear languages spoken today. The Indo-European family includes several major branches: Latin and the modern Romance langua
1. Chapter One The Anglo-Saxon Period (450 —— 1066)
1. Historical background
The Celts ?〉the Brythons.
The Iron Age.
The ceremonies of May Day and the cult of mistletoe.
From 55 BC to 407 AD, the Roman Empire, a slave society.
London was founded.
Old English (450-1100 AD)
The invaders' Germanic language displaced the indigenous Brythonic languages of what became England. The original Celtic languages remained in Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. The dialects spoken by the Anglo-Saxons formed what is now called Old English. Later, it was str
See also: English-speaking world and Anglosphere
Modern English, sometimes described as the first global lingua franca, is the dominant language or in some instances even the required international language of communications, science, information technology, business, aviati
1. Survey of certain historical facts
1.1 The occupation of Roman Empire.
1.2. Period of Celts invasion
1.3 Period of Latin, Scandinavian and Norman French borrowings.
1.4 The Renaissance Period
2. Etymology. The English word-stock
2.1 The most ch
1. Origin and the position of English
The English language of today is the language that has resulted from the history of the dialects spoke by the Germanic tribes who come to England in the manner described. It is impossible to say how much the speech of the Angles differed from that of the Saxons
Judicial Precedent is the way that English Common Law has evolved since the time of Henry II when courts were unified into a national system, making it common throughout England. Integral to it is the Latin phrase ‘stare decisis’ which literally means ‘to stand by what has been decided’. Its
History of the English Language
English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to Britain in the 5th Century AD by Germanic settlers from various parts of northwest Germany. The original Old English language was subsequently influenced by two successive waves of invasion. The first was by speakers
Main article: History of the English language
English is a West Germanic language that originated from the Anglo-Frisian and Old Saxon dialects brought to Britain by Germanic settlers from various parts of what is now northwest Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Up to that point, in
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
Old English 496-1050
Middle English 1050-1500
Modern English 1500 onwards
Old English literature encompasses literature written in Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon), during the 600-year Anglo-Saxon period of England, from the mid-5th ce
Medieval and Renaissance: The literary history of the period from the Norman Conquest (1066) to the Restoration (1660).
Medieval Romances - The main concerns of romance are adventure and love. Writers did not care to recreate a true picture of life but aimed to create idealized heroes with exciti
1. Tell me about the Great Vowel Shift.
The Great Vowel Shift is a noted historical change in the English language. If French has been the greatest influence to produce modern English, the Great Vowel Shift has been the second greatest. Because of the Great Vowel Shift, all the long vowels of late
MIDDLE ENGLISH AND NEW ENGLISH VOCABULARY
The vocabulary in the ME period shows great instability and constant and rapid changes. Many words became obsolete; a lot of them reflected the ever-changing life of the speakers and were under the influence of contacts with other nations.
The Middle English Period (1100-1500)
Middle English (ME) was the dominant and traditional spoken language form in many parts of England during the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages are so called as the middle period between the decline of the Roman Empire and prior to the period called the Rena
The Anglo-Saxon Period
I. Historical Background
II. Anglo-Saxon Poetry
III. Anglo-Saxon Prose
I. Historical Background
The English people are a complicated race.
The first inhabitants of the island were commonly known as the Celts (or Kelts).
55 BC saw the invasion of the island h