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The English language. Four ways to look at…. I get it! That’s why we read those four essays!. 1. How did English come to England?. The First 1000 Years. English. They don’t?. I always wondered why the English don’t speak Norwegian….

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Four ways to look at

The English

language

Four ways to look at…

I get it! That’s why we read those four essays!


1 how did english come to england
1. How did English come to England?

The First 1000 Years

English

They don’t?

I always wondered why the English don’t speak Norwegian…


2 what do we know about how language started in the first place
2. What do we know about how language started in the first place?

The Dawn of Language

English

Me Neanderthal…me speak…grunting? Rrrr…rrrr…

Me Cro-Magnon. Fancy larynx. Jealous much?


3 how are words made
3. How are words made? place?

I know! Words are adopted, created by error, just made up, changed by doing nothing, by adding or subtracting…

How does she KNOW that???

Where Words Come From


4 english is one language so how can it be so different from place to place
4. English is one language, so how can it be so different from place to place?

Ay matey…I speak ‘Stralian…

Varieties of English

Dude…no you don’t.



Where will we go from here
Where will we go from here? from place to place?

Our first piece of literary text will be Beowulf, an epic poem originally written in Old English.


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