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Anglo-Saxon - The History of English (1/10)

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- A look at what words the Anglo-Saxons an...
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watch the clips and get an overview (överblick) on English history in order to understand  English  as a language...why we use the words we use today...

 

 

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History of the English Language

History of the English Language | FILM: tristan&isolde | Scoop.it

"What we know as the English Language today has evolved over thousands of years, influenced by migrating tribes, conquering armies and peaceful trade. Do you know the origins of the language you speak? Have a look at this detailed infographic from  Brighton School of Business and Management."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:26 AM

Languages, just like cultures, are incredibly dynamic and have changed over time.  Many people like to imagine an older version of their own culture of "how it used to be" or even "how it's always was."  This is an illusion though, to pretend as though cultural change is something new.  This fantasy allows for people to nostalgically yearn for what once was, even if that perceived pristine past was but a fleeting moment in history that was shaped by many other peoples, places and times. 


Tags: English, language, culture, infographic, historical.

Christian Allié's comment, July 2, 2013 4:41 AM
Interesting scale.....thanks!
joelle's comment, July 2, 2013 10:31 AM
:-)
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Language Timeline

The English language is a vast flea market of words, handed down, borrowed or created over more than 2000 years. And it is still expanding, changing and trading.
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read the timeline and write down a few words from each era (tidsepok)

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