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Ages Of English Essay

  • Submitted by: fatmahs
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: English
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Below is an essay on "Ages Of English" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

|Chapter 2                                       |p.41-80                                         |

|                                        |The Seven Ages of English                 |p.41                                       |

 
 
|1   Pre-English period   |(-c. AD 450)     |Local languages are Celtic before Roman invasion c. 55 BC, then Latin becomes         |
|                       |                 |dominant in culture and government.   Many communities in Britain are bilingual       |
|                       |                 |Celtic-Latin.                                                                         |
|2   Early Old English   |(450- c.850)     |Anglo-Saxon invasion c. 499 AD brings Germanic dialects after Romans leave Britain.   |
|                       |                 |First English literature c. 700 AD. English borrows many words from Latin via the     |
|                       |                 |church.                                                                               |
|3   Later Old English   |(c.   850-1100)   |Scandinavian invasion and settlement, has strong influence on English dialects in     |
|                       |                 |north of England. In the south of England King Alfred arranges for many Latin texts   |
|                       |                 |to be translated into English.                                                       |
|4   Middle English       |(c.1100-1450)   |Norman conquest and rule. French becomes the official language and affects English   |
|                       |                 |vocabulary and spelling. The educated English are trilingual French-Latin-English.   |
|                       |                 |Chaucer.                                                                             |
|5   Early Modern English|(c.1450-1750)   |Renaissance, Elizabethan era, Shakespeare. English is the language of science and     |
|                       |                 |government. English spreads...

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