A Cultural History of the English Language (The English by Gerry Knowles

By Gerry Knowles

This e-book offers a brand new interpretation of the background of English. entry to massive corpuses of English has allowed students to evaluate the trivia of linguistic switch with a lot higher precision than ahead of, frequently pinpointing the beginnings of linguistic options in position and time. the writer makes use of the findings from this study to narrate significant historic occasions to alter within the language, specifically to parts of linguistic inquiry which have been of specific value in recent times, resembling discourse research, stylistics and paintings on pidgins and creoles. The ebook doesn't try and chronicle alterations in syntax or pronunciation and spelling, yet is designed to enrich a corpus-based examine of formal alterations. the tale of English is stated to the overdue Nineteen Nineties to incorporate, among different issues, discussions of Estuary English and the consequences of the knowledge superhighway.

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The kingdom of York, by contrast, was a centre of communication. It was established in the southern part of Northumbria, and the new rulers would have been able to make use of the existing network of communication on land. By sea it was connected to the international trade routes operated by the Danes. Third, it was an ecclesiastical centre, with its own archbishop. A centre of this kind has an influence on the speech of the area 40 English and Danish which it controls, including perhaps in this case the Five Boroughs south of the Humber.

This is a role it was to retain throughout Europe for well over a thousand years. As a result, all the major languages of Europe have been profoundly influenced by Latin, not only in their vocabulary, but also in their grammar. 3). At the beginning of the Christian era, the Germanic peoples lived in northern Europe. The modern Germanic languages derive from the dialects of the different tribal groups (Frings, 1950). German is a mixture of the dialects spoken south of Denmark. Dutch and Flemish derive from the dialects spoken on the North Sea coast and further inland in the area of the Weser and the Rhine, although the Frisian dialects come more exclusively from the coastal dialects.

Many of the Norse features have been lost as a result of later influences on the language. Some of its earlier influence can be discerned if we look at 3. Another pronoun heo was also similar to he and hi. This was replaced with the new pronoun she, which is not Danish but derives from the feminine definite article. This solution has caused problems for non-sexist language in the late twentieth century, whenever a sexneutral pronoun is required. 44 English and Danish texts not in standard written English, but in spoken northern English.

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