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History of the English Language

This essay has discussed on the History and development of the English Language whereby it looks at Indo-European heritage, Germanic roots, The old English period, The Middle English, Modern English, Early Modern English, Late-Modern English, The role of English as a world lingua franca, Societies that were involved in the development of English and Countries speaking English today

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Table of contents

Introduction 1
Indo-European heritage, 1
Germanic roots 2
The old English period 3
The Middle English (1100-1500) 4
Modern English 6
Early Modern English (1500-1800) 6
Late-Modern English 8
The role of English as a world lingua franca 10
Societies that were involved in the development of English 12
Countries speaking English today 13
Conclusion 13
References 14

Preview of the essay: History of the English Language

English, a West Germanic language has developed for many centuries England. It started in south eastern Scotland at the height of the Anglo-Saxon era. The language has been shaped through interaction with other languages and cultures over time to become what we know today. Various historical occurrences also served to shape the language contributing to its grammar and vocabulary through the 18th to the 20th century. Such included economic, scientific and military developments. Currently, English enjoys a good global position among other language ...

... way to become the world unofficial lingua franca. Language is generally accepted and spoken in many countries. The development of this language is very interesting the language has developed for many years changing with every generation until it was standardized in the 18th century. The language has also managed to acquire vocabulary for virtually everything that exits in the world. Perhaps this is what make it the most suitable language for business, science and other professions.
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