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Le Monde Paris, 25 February. Scott, xiversity, p. Other groups use English for more utilitarian reasons. Finally, throughout this chapter the focus has been on England.

But the Germanic invaders of Britain retained their original language.

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So, if some Anglo-Saxon noblemen were giving their children British names, it must mean that, at the very least, there was respect for some members of Celtic society in some parts of the country.

But a great deal of administrative writing was increasingly undertaken in French. While it shows the changee of French versification, this fragment contains no adoptions from French.

So Old English words are often retained in specialised varieties of English, such as regional dialects.

Maksi tingim igat tambu forbidden. Today, we live in the proverbial global village, where we have immediate access to other languages and varieties of English in ways that have come to be available but recently; and this is having a strong centripetal [unifying] effect.


It is difficult to draw definitive boundaries, according to linguistic criteria, around different varieties of English. It is still the case, however, that non-native varieties tend to be described in relation to British or American English, which at least by implication accords them a secondary status. At court, and in the castles of the great nobles, where the pomp and state of a court were emulated, Norman-French was the only language employed; in courts englush law, the pleadings and judgements were delivered in the same tongue.

It may bring considerable social and material benefits to its speakers. Le Monde a Paris, 12 January. This latter view of events may be almost as old as the Diversiity itself.

I found it mildly interesting, but very repetitive, with a strong tendency to focus on the obvious. The s saw increasing political mobilisation of French speakers in Quebec.

English: History, Diversity and Change by David Graddol

Internal causes hkstory change It has been suggested that over the centuries the stress in English speech has tended to fall increasingly gradxol the first syllable of words. English is taught as a foreign language in French schools, but it is intended mainly for international communication. There are various explanations, but all are speculation.

The review claims to follow a British model of English. In fact, it needed more than this; in order to prevent repetition of the same word, a variety of synonyms were needed to provide stylistic variation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please graedol up. To that extent they are representative of current beliefs about the number of English speakers worldwide. Empirical studies of regional and social variation in contemporary English are often based on spoken language.

This is a verbatim transcript and, like many research transcripts, it is not punctuated. A number of languages have been historh into standard, national languages in the twentieth century as the result of deliberate policy and language planning: Revised by the original author.


Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Come Sunday, no matter how sumptuous the spread his Grandma Chen cooked for him, his day is not complete unless he has had roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Telling any history is like telling a story which both describes events and gives them a particular interpretation.

Great thought is devoted to the matter. English was transformed from a vernacular language into one with a standardised variety that could be identified with England as a nation state.

Each of these languages represents a particular ideology of living in the world and young people respond through language.

English language — History. The country may espouse English officially, but only a fraction of the population may be given an opportunity to learn it.

English: History, Diversity and Change

Was it no longer used when Anglo-Saxons settled the Welsh border areas? Then again, a completely different line of reasoning might have been involved.

Any adequate account of linguistic change must make some reference to different groups within society, their relative status, and the patterns of contact existing among them. Like the them form, it has since gradually moved south and been adopted into the variety of English that is used today in print. Paperbackpages.

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