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The History of the English Language Research paper
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 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.
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Research Question How did the English language develop and why is it the largest in the world?
Thesis Statement The English language developed over a long period of time and may divided into three periods: Old, Middle, and Modern English.
etymology The study of word origins or the history of a word (www.brainpop.com)
Map of Europe
The Celts Old English #1 Celtic language first in Britain. Scots, Irish, Welsh descendants of Celtic
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) Old English is an Anglo-Saxon Germanic language
Old English Source #3 A.D In the 5 th 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) A.D 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. 55) A.D 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 Most famous work of Old English literature
Source 1(Light History) Almost every one syllable word we speak is from Anglo Saxon German Old English AD
Middle English AD In 1066, William the Conqueror from Normandy, France invades England.
William the Conqueror from Normandy, France
The Norman Conquest/ The Battle of Hastings
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 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
Caxton invented the Printing Press in 1476
Modern English is 1500 to present Renaissance was the rebirth of interest Greek and Roman art, literature Astro-star Naut-sailor Astronaut
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 Used 21,500 different words 3,000 invented words