This period is called Early Modern English. From the beginning of the 19th century we speak about the Late Modern English mostly affected by Industrial Revolution and the fact that British Empire took over a large part of the world what had an impact on nowadays status of English as the most widespread language. Even though the British and American English separated and had their own way of development, we can hear the influences in some American dialects from the languages of British Isles. The Mountain dialects or, in another words, Appalachian dialects serve as a very good example. This kind of the southern dialects are consider to be more guttural and in the way how it sounds it ´ought to be classified as archaic.´ [online] and as some linguists assume today´s Appalachian dialect is ´ actually a sort of Scottish-flavoured Elizabethan English.´ [online] Since the first wh... ... middle of paper ... ...e to concrete regional dialects and see their history and the way of developing through the last decades and how it is with these dialects nowadays.
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.
The English language as many other languages in the World has been evolving through time, and it passed through many stages including its nearly extinction. So where and when did this story begin? 2000 years ago in what now would be the United Kingdom, the language was incomprehensible. The Anglo-Saxon, wich is known also as Old English, was a language that sounded like the modern Frisian language. This language arrived when Germanic tribes invaded Britain and subjugated the native Celts.
The duration of Early Modern English took place during the English Renaissance, and hence the amazing evolutions that occurred within it (Myers 166). After the Renaissance came the Age of Reason, and it is during this time that the language becomes recognizable to today (Smith 9). The most common example of Early Modern English is the fact that Shakespeare wrote in it, and it poses the most similarities to Modern day; the language moved from a synthetic one to a more analytical one, and relied less on inflectional endings and more with word order to convey information (Durkin 1). Early Modern English is the premise for the ever-evolving language that millions speak
The conquest also influenced the development of sound and structure elements of the English language. The Norman Conquest resulted in a complete transformation of the English language. Discussion The Norman conquerors arrived in England towards the end of the 11th Century. In the year 1066, some crucial events that led to the development of the modern English la... ... middle of paper ... ...wever, it is important to understand that the development of the Middle English involved numerous changes effected by various groups. These people had moved into England during the 11th century.
Its result was a new phonemic representation of words and morphemes. This series of linguistic sound changes towards the end of this period, including the Great Vowel Shift, resulted in the i in mine. The seven long, or tense vowels of Middle English underwent a change. The high vowels /iː/ and /u:/ became diphthongs, and the long vowels increased in tongue height. Long vowels in Middle English had values much like those in Italian and Standard German, but in standard Modern English they have entirely different pronunciations.
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).
Phonology In addition to introducing new words into the English language, the Normans also introduced some new sounds. The English had previously had no phonemic distinction between /f/ and /v/; /v/ was merely an allophone of /f/ that occurred between vowels. Howeve... ... middle of paper ... ...eculate what the English language might look like today if the Normans had never invaded Britain. However, suffice it to say, the present English language has been extensively enriched by the quantity of this foreign influence. Bibliography: Alexander, James W. William I, King of England, Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia, 1996.
Although the language has evolved over time and changed in many ways it has still stuck around and became a language that was spread throughout the world. This paper will go into detail how English was established as a dominant language and the history of the language spreading. I will also explain why the increase of the language is a positive and negative development. The history of the English language first arrived in England in the fifth century from northern Europe. The language first was spread in the British Isles.
The conquest also influenced the development of sound and structure elements of the English language. The Norman Conquest resulted in a complete transformation of the English language. Discussion The Norman conquerors arrived in England towards the end of the 11th Century. In the year 1066, some crucial events that led to the development of the modern English langu... ... middle of paper ... ...Kentish, West Saxon, Northumbrian, and Mercian. Since the Normans came from France and had already taken over the rule over England, certain dialects of the French language integrated into the English language.