English, like all other languages, is subject to constant growth and decay (1). Many of the political and social events that have so profoundly affected the English people in their life have generally had an impact on their language (1). The evolution and developmental changes of Anglo-Saxon Language and Modern English have been characterized by three basic periods: Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. Old English was spoken and written in England during the early part of the Middle Ages, from about 600-1100 (2). The language’s earliest stage of development was known as Old English (OE) (3).
The English language has experienced several shifts and transformations ever since its earliest history in the medieval England to the current. English has been historically said to have evolved through three major stages that include Old English, Middle English and Modern English. Each of the three stages may be also sub-divided into early and late stages in order to give a comprehensive picture of the language’s history. English language, According to Algeo (2010), originated from the various dialects used by the Anglo-Frisian communities of the 5th to 7th century AD Britain. This form of English is classified as Old English and was popular among Germanic invaders who occupied the surrounding geographical areas at the time.
The Great Vowel Shift change the way of producing the words from Middle English into Modern English .In addition, The Great Vowel Shift makes an effect on the linguistics and English literature. For example, the differences between Chaucer and Shakespeare in their writing anf=d producing the words. Finally, I think, The Great Vowel Shift makes the English language modern after the affection that the language faced .
The English language has changed extremely in the last centuries. It was not only reflected in the grammar and vocabulary but also in spelling and pronunciation. English passed two stages, namely Old English, Middle English, and now is in a continual state of change that can be still traced as Modern English. The motivation of this paper is the historical development of consonants, their application and ability of differentiation and recognition of sounds through the periods. This work presents a useful framework for exploring differences and changes over the time.
It has been divided in Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. It has been influenced by many different other languages, and that’s what caused English to change and have new words. The language kept changing, even after the Renaissance. English has changed more before the renaissance. There was the Great Vowel Shift that caused to change the pronunciation.
D’Shane Riviere English 12 1P February 20, 2014 The Changing English Language The Language which we speak today has come a long way. They have been altered for many reasons, from social and political pressures to immigration. We all learn, adapt and try to fit in to our environment and the language that it speaks. Amazingly enough, languages can change for the more noticeable reasons, but one thing for sure the English language has changed immensely over time. English language has a history different from many others.
When the industrial revolution began in the 18th century many new technical words had to be created in order for the language to cope with the rapid advancement in technology. Words such as trains, gravity, and engines sprouted during these
The steam engine changed the meaning words like "train", "locomotive", and "tracks" so that they could fit with the new technology. There was a change in society too, “Cockney rhyming slang” appeared and became a new form of speech used by the lower class. Today English circles the globe, it inhabits the air we breath. What started as a guttural tribal dialect simile isolated in a small island is now the language of well over a thousand million people around the world. The story of the english language is an extraordinary one, tenacity, luck near extinction, dazzling flexibility and an extraordinary power to absolve.
Evolution of the English Language and the Emergence of “World Englishes” As technology is bringing the world closer together, increasing the contact between peoples of different languages and cultures, the English language has established itself as the tool for communication, becoming the lingua franca of today’s globalized society. This role that English has taken can be traced back to a unique evolutionary history that should be understood on two separate levels. This first level of evolution that English has undergone is in the nature of the language itself. The language has seen an evolution through the changing of words, sayings and pronunciation that has produced a language much different then that of its antecedents. On the second level, is the process and battles the language underwent to achieve linguistic hegemony amongst other world languages.
It is sometimes described as the period of full inflections. The Middle English period (from 1150-1500)- describes dialects of English in the history of the English language between the High and L... ... middle of paper ... ...nglish Philia Friend Phobia Fear Aracno Spider Nomy Laws Words that are borrowed from Scandinavian to English language are: Cog, carrot, toilet, flence, wicker, mink, midden, ect… Although English has had a large influence on many languages, it has also been greatly influenced by other languages. It is estimated that over 80% of the English vocabulary has been borrowed from other languages. Many of these borrowed words have become so common that we don’t even notice them as foreign any more. Professor : Student: Qatip Arifi Arta Cerkini