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1 The History of the English Language Research paper
2 Copy this thesis on to a card 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
3 Standard1.2 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.
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5 Research QuestionHow did the English language develop and why is it the largest in the world?
6 Thesis StatementThe English language developed over a long period of time and may divided into three periods: Old, Middle, and Modern English.
7 etymologyThe study of word origins or the history of a word(www.brainpop.com)
10 The Celts Old English #1 Celtic language first in Britain. Scots, Irish, Welsh descendants of Celtic
11 Romans: Julius CeasarThey spoke Latin; He conquered, but they did not leave their language since Rome was falling.Romance Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian.
12 #1 Old English begins when the Anglos, Saxons, Jutes invade England in 500 A.D. (Light History) Old English is an Anglo-Saxon Germanic language
13 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.
14 #3 Old English Continued (p. 55) A.DThen 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 wordsThe written language was Latin.Horse, Night and Wife are O.E.(Beers, 55)
15 #3 Old English Continued (p. 55) A.DThen 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)
16 Beowulf, an Old English Epic Poem Source #1 Most famous work of Old English literature
17 Source 1(Light History) Almost every one syllable word we speak is from Anglo Saxon GermanOld English AD
18 Middle English ADIn 1066, William the Conqueror from Normandy, France invades England.
21 England becomes bilingual during Middle English English: ox, sheep, swine, calfFrench: beef, mutton, pork, vealThe rich and upper class spoke French Latin, but the lower class spoke Anglo-Saxon German (Beers, 55).
22 Middle English #3Three words that survive today from French/Latin Middle English are government, justice, and literature (Beers, 55).
23 Chaucer was a 14th century author of The Canterbury Tales written in Middle English