By C. M. Millward, Mary Hayes
The 3rd version of A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE keeps to check the constitution of English, from its Indo-European pre-history, during the invasions that formed previous and heart English, via its audio system' unsleeping efforts to police it within the Early glossy interval, via its present-day alterations occur in city slang and text-messaging. The textbook explores 3 very important matters: how languages and language swap are systematic; how the internal background of a language is profoundly laid low with its outer background of political and culural occasions; and the way the English of the prior has all over left its lines on present-day English. via uncovering the language's earlier, you'll larger use it to speak in addition to speculate approximately its destiny use in ever-changing globalized media.
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Additional info for A Biography of the English Language - 3e
All of these sources are severely limited in their usefulness. Descriptive statements about English do not appear until late; there are none of any significance prior to the seventeenth century. In addition, it is frequently difficult to interpret these early descriptions and to translate them into modern terminology. Few such early statements were intended to be objective. Their purpose was usually prescriptive, instructing readers in appropriate pronunciation and usage; hence they were biased toward what the author considered elegant speech.
The dividing lines between one period of English and the next are not sharp and dramatic: the English people did not go to bed on December 31, 1099, speaking Old English and wake up on January 1,1100 speaking Middle English. Nevertheless, the changes that had accumulated by the year 1100 were sufficiently great to justify a different designation for the language after that date. And we can point to significant events in the biography of English, as we do in the timeline in the appendix. D. D. 1100.
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