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HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Transcript of HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Latinization
XVII c.
Standardization
(Bible)
different stages
INTRODUCTION
MIDDLE ENGLISH
MODERN ENGLISH
OLD ENGLISH
by Giulia, Arturo, Luca
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
the most important and influential language in today's world
flexible and resilient language
ability to ADOPT and ABSORB vocabulary
THREE main periods
OLD ENGLISH
MIDDLE ENGLISH
MODERN ENGLISH
(500-1100)
(1100-1500)
(1500-present)
Harold Godwinson
William the conqueror
Harald Hardrada
from other cultures
NORMANS
FRENCH
VIKINGS
CELTS
SAXONS
The Normans
Early Modern
English
Late Modern to Today's English
From
early
XVII cent.

to
mid
XIX cent.
From
mid
XIX cent
to
now
GERMANIC LANGUAGE
5th century
arrival of three germanic tribes
SAXONS
ANGLES
JUTES
they pushed out the Celtic inhabitants
FROM ENGLAND
TO SCOTLAND, WALES, CORNWALL
through the years..
they mixed their different dialects
OLD ENGLISH
Chaucer
Caxton
Norman and Anglo-Saxon together
food
government
jobs
court
judge
pork
pig
baker
merchant
crime
house
Grammatical changes
Cases
Adjectives
Articles
Genders
Plurals
Language Stratification
firen
mansion
Ormulum
1066
Edgar the Aetheling
Great Vowel Shift
The English literature
The Canterbury Tales
The first English printing press
Pronounce
Writing
Edward the confessor
RUNES
Beowulf

Tostig Godwinson
Edith of Wessex
Godwin of Wessex
Harold Godwinson
A:
E: (ee)
I:
O: (oo)
U:
AI
I:
EI
The longest and greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poem.
(450-1100)
WARLIKE
word "English"
"Englisc"
from the name of ANGLES
THE COMING OF CHRISTIANITY
XVIII c.
previous alphabet
angular characters
Industrial
Revolution
Dictionaries
The Times
British Empire
American Dictionary
XIX c.
Industrial
BEFORE Christianity
597 in England
by St. Augustine
Renaissance
rapid spread
after the conversion of the king
birth of centres of learning and monasteries
XX c.
Max. Expansion
AFTER Christianity
ROMAN ALPHABET
easier to read
B.B.C.
Written between the 8th-11th century
Unknown author
It shows that OLD ENGLISH was already a fully developed poetic language
Predilection for synonims
36 different words for "HERO"
BEOWULF
Evolving Language
12 for "BATTLE"
Compound words like
"HRONRAD"
literally = whale-road
XXI c.
(Present!)
meaning = sea
most basic and common words in english today
ROOTS IN OLD ENGLISH
THE LANGUAGE
+1M words!!!
very complex
in comparison with modern english
NOUNS and ARTICLES
3 genders
5 cases
( like latin )
WATER - EARTH - HOUSE - FOOD - DRINK - SLEEP
THE VIKINGS
( 8th century )
They began to make raids
From DENMARK, NORWAY and SWEDEN
DESTRUCTION
Their language was OLD NORSE
a germanic language
Adoption of NORSE grammatical forms
introduction of prepositions
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