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Name: Nicols Elas Mancilla Bellsham Teacher: Alexis Barra Curse: 8 Grade

-Introduction.................................................................................................... 3 -History of English4 -Place where it is spoken ..6 -Conclusion7 -Bibliography.8


-In this work I will talk about the origin of the English, where initially use, where the
language was expanded.

History of English
English is a member of the Indo-European family of languages. This broad family includes most of the European languages spoken today. The history of the English language really started with the arrival of three Germanic tribes who invaded Britain during the 5th century AD.

The English language underwent extensive change in the Middle Ages. The influence of the Normans can be illustrated by looking at two words, beef and cow. Beef, commonly eaten by the aristocracy, derives from the Anglo-Norman, while the AngloSaxon commoners, who tended the cattle, retained the Germanic cow.

Modern English is often dated from the Great Vowel Shift, which took place mainly during the 15th century. Many students having difficulty understanding Shakespeare would be surprised to learn that he wrote in modern English. But, as can be seen in the earlier example of the Lord's Prayer, Elizabethan English has much more in common with our language today than it does with the language of Chaucer. Many familiar words and phrases were coined or first recorded by Shakespeare, some 2,000 words and countless idioms are his. Newcomers to Shakespeare are often shocked at the number of cliches contained in his plays, until they realize that he coined them and they became cliches afterwards. The main difference between Early Modern English and Late Modern English is vocabulary. Late Modern English has many more words, arising from two principal factors: firstly, the Industrial Revolution and technology created a need for new words; secondly, the British Empire at its height covered one quarter of the earth's surface, and the English language adopted foreign words from many countries.

A brief chronology of English 55 BC Roman invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar. AD 43 Roman invasion and occupation. Beginning of Roman rule of Britain. 436 Roman withdrawal from Britain complete. 449 Settlement of Britain by Germanic invaders begins 450-480 Earliest known Old English inscriptions. 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades and conquers England. c1150 Earliest surviving manuscripts in Middle English. 1348 English replaces Latin as the language of instruction in most schools. 1362 English replaces French as the language of law. English is used in Parliament for the first time. c1388 Chaucer starts writing The Canterbury Tales. c1400 The Great Vowel Shift begins. 1476 William Caxton establishes the first English printing press. 1564 Shakespeare is born. 1604 Table Alphabeticall, the first English dictionary, is published. 1607 The first permanent English settlement in the New World (Jamestown) is established. 1616 Shakespeare dies. 1623 Shakespeare's First Folio is published 1702 The first daily English-language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published in London. 1755 Samuel Johnson publishes his English dictionary. 1776 Thomas Jefferson writes the American Declaration of Independence. 1782 Britain abandons its colonies in what is later to become the USA. 1828 Webster publishes his American English dictionary. 1922 The British Broadcasting Corporation is founded. 1928 The Oxford English Dictionary is published.

Local inhabitants speak Celtish

Old English

Middle English

Early Modern English

Late Modern English

Place where it is spoken

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In this research we could find out how was the beginning of the English languages it was moving through history until today to become one of the most important and dialects used in the world.

The History of the English Language, Albert and Cable Baugh

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Origen e historia del idioma ingles

A Brief History of the English Language