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The History of the English Language. Dalakishvily Sophia , 8L1 . The History of the English language can be divided into the following periods: Old English (450-1066) Middle English (1066-1500) New English (from 1500 to the present time).

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the history of the english language

The History of the English Language

Dalakishvily Sophia, 8L1

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The History of the English language can be divided into the following periods:

  • Old English (450-1066)
  • Middle English (1066-1500)
  • New English (from 1500 to the present time).
old english period
Old English Period
  • Germanic tribes of the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes, are considered the ancestors of today's English. They migrated to Britain's island in the middle of V century.

When the Germanic tribes migrated to the British Isles, they entered into a fierce struggle with the indigenous local population - the Celts.

old english period1
Old English Period
  • The Vikings conquered Britain a bit later.
  • The Vikings gave the Old English a significant amount of words of the Scandinavian origin.
middle english period
Middle English Period
  • The Normans invaded Britain after the Vikings. They introduced the powerful Anglo-Saxon lexical layer-Normanism.
  • Norman remained the language of the church for a long time. But the conquerors were few to impose their language intact.
  • The Normans language teaching was stopped in 1385.

The laws of Parliament were published in English in 1483.

new english period
New English Period
  • Modern English, which is now spoken by the British, begins to develop at the end of the XV century.
  • Phonetics and spoken language continues to change and move away from the word norms.