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The history of the english language

The History of the English Language

Research paper


Copy this thesis on to a card it is the last sentence of your introduction

Copy this thesis on to a card. It is the last sentence of your introduction.

  • The English language developed over a long period of time and is divided into three periods: Old English, Middle English, and Modern English (Beers, 55).

  • and M


Standard

Standard

  • 1.2 Understand the most important points in the history of English language and use common word origins to determine the historical influences on English word meanings.


Choosing a website

Choosing a website

  • .Org (non-profit)

  • .Edu (education)

  • .gov (government)

  • Better than .com

  • www.bibme.org

  • Google I feel lucky


Research question

Research Question

  • How did the English language develop and why is it the largest in the world?


Thesis statement

Thesis Statement

  • The English language developed over a long period of time and may divided into three periods: Old, Middle, and Modern English.


Etymology

etymology

  • The study of word origins or the history of a word

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Map of europe

Map of Europe


England

England


The celts old english 1

The Celts Old English #1

  • Celtic language first in Britain.

  • Scots, Irish, Welsh descendants of Celtic


Romans julius ceasar

Romans: Julius Ceasar

They spoke Latin; He conquered, but they did not leave their language since Rome was falling.

  • Romance Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian.


1 old english begins when the anglos saxons jutes invade england in 500 a d light history

#1Old English begins when the Anglos, Saxons, Jutes invade England in 500 A.D. (Light History)

  • Old English is an Anglo-Saxon Germanic language


Old english source 3

Old English Source #3

  • A.D. 450-1066

  • In the 5th century, the tribes of Anglo-Saxons from Northern Europe arrived in Britain. They found a Celtic speaking people who had earlier been conquered by the Romans. They combined their Germanic language with the Celtic and started to form a new language (Beers, 55). Old English continued on the next slide.


3 old english continued p 55

#3 Old English Continued (p. 55)

  • A.D. 450-1066

  • Then the Vikings or Norsemen who spoke Norse arrived from Scandinavia. These languages (Celtic, Anglo-Saxon Germanic, Norse) formed Old English, an oral language.

  • Mostly one syllable words

  • The written language was Latin.

  • Horse, Night and Wife are O.E.

  • (Beers, 55)


3 old english continued p 551

#3 Old English Continued (p. 55)

  • A.D. 450-1066

  • Then the Vikings or Norsemen who spoke Norse arrived from Scandinavia came. These languages formed Old English, an oral language.

  • The written language was Latin.

  • Horse, Night and Wife are O.E.

  • (Beers, 55)


Beowulf an old english epic poem source 1

Beowulf, an Old English Epic Poem Source #1

  • Most famous work of Old English literature


Source 1 light history

Source 1(Light History)

  • Almost every one syllable word we speak is from Anglo Saxon German

  • Old English 500-1065AD


Middle english 1066 1550ad

Middle English 1066-1550AD

  • In 1066, William the Conqueror from Normandy, France invades England.


William the conqueror from normandy france

William the Conqueror from Normandy, France


The norman conquest the battle of hastings

The Norman Conquest/The Battle of Hastings


England becomes bilingual during middle english

England becomes bilingual during Middle English

  • English: ox, sheep, swine, calf

  • French: beef, mutton, pork, veal

  • The rich and upper class spoke French Latin, but the lower class spoke Anglo-Saxon German (Beers, 55).


Middle english 3

Middle English #3

  • Three words that survive today from French/Latin Middle English are government, justice, and literature (Beers, 55).


Chaucer was a 14 th century author of the canterbury tales written in middle english

Chaucer was a 14th century author of The Canterbury Tales written in Middle English


Caxton invented the printing press in 1476

Caxton invented the Printing Press in 1476


Modern english is 1500 to present

Modern English is 1500 to present

  • Renaissance was the rebirth of interest Greek and Roman art, literature

  • Astro-star

  • Naut-sailor

  • Astronaut


Modern english

Modern English

  • Great vowel shift

  • In Middle English the last vowel of a word was emphasized, but in Modern English, the first vowel is typically stressed.


William shakespeare

William Shakespeare

  • Used 21,500 different words

  • 3,000 invented words


Shakespeare invented

Shakespeare invented:

  • Words Shakespeare Invented

  • Academeaccusedaddictionadvertisingamazementarouseassassinationbackingbanditbedroombeachedbesmirchbirthplaceblanketbloodstainedbarefacedblushingbetbumpbuzzercakedcaterchampioncircumstantial


Shakespeare invented these

Shakespeare invented these

  • Coldbloodedcompromisecourtshipcountlesscriticdauntlessdawndeafeningdiscontentdisheartendruggeddwindleepilepticequivocalelbowexcitementexposureeyeballfashionablefixtureflawedfrugalgenerousgloomygossipgreen eyedgusthinthob nobhurriedimpede impartial invulnerablejadedlabellacklusterlaughablelonely


Shakespeare

Shakespeare

  • Lowerluggagelustrousmadcapmajesticmarketablemetamorphizemimicmonumentalmoonbeammountaineernegotiatenoiselessobsceneobsequiouslyodeolympianoutbreakpanderspedantpremeditatedpukingradiancerantremorse lesssavageryscufflesecureskim milksubmergesummitswaggertorturetranquilundressunrealvariedvaultingworthlesszanygnarledgrovel


King james bible 1604

King James Bible 1604


1755 johnson s dictionary

1755 Johnson’s Dictionary


Johnson s dictionary helped standardize spelling

Johnson’s Dictionary helped standardize spelling


The history of the english language

Good

  • Good, gode, guod, guode, goode, goed, gowd, godd, guid guide, gud, gwde, guyd, gewd

  • 7 years in the making. This dictionary helped standardize spelling.


Source 1

Source #1

Engel, Elliot. A Light History of the English Language. Raleigh: Media Consultants, 1997


Source 2

Source # 2

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  • Etymology- the history of a word or word origin


Source 3

Source # 3

Works Cited

  • Beers, Kylene. Holt Literature and Language Arts. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2001.


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