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    The History of English

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    The History of English The most commonly spoken language in our day, would be English or as some people might call it “ The Lingua Franca “. It is a language, which is taken almost a thousand years to evolve, mainly through its borrowings from other languages such as French and Latin. It is actually classified as part of the Germanic group of languages. Even though it is the most commonly spoken language today, it is not without its faults, which would be its phonetic symbols

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    English language has changed a lot. It is a very old language. The old English language originally comes from North West Germany. The history of English language has been divided in three different periods. 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

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    The History and Development of English

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    English is currently one of the most prolific languages in the world, with recent figures from the British Council showing approximately two billion people speaking it in at least seventy-five countries (British Council, 2014). Often referred to as a borrowing language, English has loaned and continues to loan words from nearly every language it encounters, with a majority of the words coming from Latin, French, and Greek (Durkin, “Borrowed Words” 2014). This lingual promiscuity has led to the

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    look out outward. They shift from looking at the central government to local cities and a greater emphasis is placed on the role of the people. Specifically in the writings of Steven G. Ellis and W. Stanford Reid, you see a focus on the impact of English Reform on the British Isles and the different strands of reform that develop. While a different strand of reformed thought was developing in Scotland, the evidence points to the fact that the populace was heavily involved in encouraging reform in

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    become part of our English language? The English language that we speak today has developed as a result of many different influences and changes over thousands of years. The resulting changes to the English language can be split into three time periods that include, Old English or Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Modern English which is commonly used today Old English (450-1100 AD), which is also referred to as Anglo-Saxon, is thought historically to be the earliest form of the English language. Originating

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    The History of the English Language

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    The History of the English Language In this paper I will discuss where and how the English language originated and how it has spread to become one of the most spoken languages in the world. Before I started my research on my topic of choice, my original hypothesis was that the English language was started by a whole assortment of Germanic tribes invading England thousands of years ago. This ultimately became the goal of my paper, to see if Germanic tribes started the English language, or if

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    most important figures who left their fingerprints on the history of the English language. A close study of Shakespeare’s sonnet 34, onecan identify some changes that occurred to the English language in terms of morphology, vocabulary, and pronunciation. To begin with, the inflectional ending -st in didst (first line), which implies the second person singular simple past tense of do is an archaic usage and is absent in Present-day English PDE (OED). Baugh and Cable say: “it is apparent that in Shakespeare’s

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    History of English Literature I. INTRODUCTION English literature, literature written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent. that the English language acquired much of its modern form. II. The Tudors and the Elizabethan Age The beginning of the Tudor dynasty coincided with the first dissemination of printed matter. William Caxton's press was established in 1476, only nine years before the beginning of Henry VII's reign. Caxton's achievement

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    The history of the English language started small and is now one of the most common languages used today. It started with Old English(Anglo- Saxon), then Middle English, and now is Modern English! It went from having small words and not being very known to 375 million people speaking it as their first language. English has evolved our technology, sciences, and even the books we read. Most People only know the root is mostly latin but there is much more to this language than that. It evolved from

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    English developed thorough the time since it founded first by Germanic tribes. The English developed through three periods, which knows as, Old English or Anlgo – Saxon, Middle English and Modern English. The Modern English was the basic development at the language in Europe. Few reasons cause the language to be wildly developed, such as the shift in vowels pronunciation, the connection between the British and the outside world and printing invention. According to Linda C. Mitchell, grammar books

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