What important things can be learned by studying the history of the English language?
Well, nothing particularly useful, there is a book out there called the 'Story of English' which is interesting simply as a speaker of English. The transformation from Old English to Modern English is shocking. I personally find it amazing that a language over the course of 1,000 years can change so much to the point where a speaker of the later version would not understand the speaker of an Earlier version. Whether you consider that important is another matter, personally I don't think its very 'important' at all.
It comes from "Human," as all Humanities subjects concern humans, our ways, our language, and our culture. However, in this definition, we could extend English Literature, English Language, Language Subjects, and many others. These are some subjects concerning Humanities. Religious Education, studying Religion. Geography, studying the Earth's countries and land-mass. History, studying the History of Earth and people who have made the foundations of today. Philosophy, studying the relativity of life, and debating common subjects…
Julie Coleman has written: 'A history of cant and slang dictionaries' -- subject(s): Cant, English language, History, Lexicography, Slang 'A history of cant and slang dictionaries' -- subject(s): Cant, Lexicography, English language, Slang, History 'Life of slang' -- subject(s): English language, Slang, History
Thomas Cable has written: 'The meter and melody of Beowulf' -- subject(s): Beowulf, Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature, English language, Epic poetry, English (Old), History and criticism, Medieval Rhetoric, Music and literature, Versification 'A companion to Baugh & Cable's History of the English language' -- subject(s): English language, History, Problems, exercises 'The English alliterative tradition' -- subject(s): Alliteration, English language, English poetry, History and criticism, Medieval Rhetoric, Versification
Paula Blank has written: 'Broken English' -- subject(s): Dialect literature, English, English Dialect literature, English language, English literature, History, History and criticism, Language Arts, Language and culture, Language and languages, Literary Criticism, Nonfiction, OverDrive, Political aspects, Political aspects of Language and languages, Renaissance, Variation
N. E. Osselton has written: 'Branded words in English dictionaries before Johnson' -- subject(s): Dictionaries, English language 'Chosen words' -- subject(s): Lexicography, English language, History, Encyclopedias and dictionaries, History and criticism 'The well-languag'd poet' -- subject(s): English language, Adjective, English poetry, Language, Compound words, History and criticism
N. F. Blake has written: 'William Caxton (Authors of the Middle Ages Series , Vol 7)' 'A grammar of Shakespeare's language' -- subject(s): Grammar, Language, English language 'William Caxton' -- subject(s): Authors, English, Bibliography, Biography, Civilization, Medieval, in literature, English Authors, English literature, Fifteenth century, History, History and criticism, Imprints, Incunabula, Learning and scholarship, Origin and antecedents, Printing 'The Language of Shakespeare (Language of Literature)' 'An introduction to the language of literature' -- subject(s): English…
The study of Philippine history is important in understanding the present. By studying history, we get an idea of how our world has been shaped by events in the past. We also learn mistakes committed in the past which will serve as lessons for us at present. And by studying Philippine history we can see the early lifestyle of our forefathers, how they lived without our technologist.
When English was chosen as the official language of the US the majority of the people in the US spoke what language?
Although there are definitely many who enjoy a combination of the four (perhaps they like math and history but despise English and science), math and science generally go together just as English and history do. Math and science are both research based fields that require in-depth studying and a heavy use of problem-solving. English and history, on the other hand, are more on-the-surface subjects that require less in-depth studying.
Eva Mae Burkett has written: 'American English dialects in literature' -- subject(s): American literature, Bibliography, Dialects, English language, History and criticism, Regionalism in literature, Texts 'American dictionaries of the English language before 1861' -- subject(s): Biography, Encyclopedias and dictionaries, English language, History, History and criticism, Lexicographers, Lexicography
Dennis E. Baron has written: 'The English-only question' -- subject(s): English language, English-only movement, Language policy, Political aspects of English language 'Grammar and Good Taste' -- subject(s): English language, History, Reform 'De Vere is Shakespeare' -- subject(s): Authorship, Biography, English Dramatists, Literary style, Nobility, Oxford theory 'Case grammar and diachronic English syntax' -- subject(s): Case, English language, Historical Grammar, Syntax 'Going native' -- subject(s): English language, History, Reform, Vocabulary
the English language is one of many great ones. English is a language that represents freedom and having the power to do what you want. everyone that speaks English should be proud of the history that there country represents like all the American wars they had to get to the point where they are at now.
No one changes history. Shakespeare was an important figure and his works became an influential part of the development of the English language. The publication of the plays and sonnets caused an increase in literacy. Shakespeare's plays, Johnson's dictionary, and the King James Bible were the three important factors in standardizing the English language; before these were published there were 5 major dialects spoken just in England. Shakespeare's historical plays changed the understanding and interpretation…