Lesson 12 — Language Evolution (cont’d.)

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Reading for this week:
Contemporary Linguistics, p. 260 – 272

Things to know:

  • The following types of historical changes (esp. in relation to the history and development of the English language) and how to identify their effects:
  • ¬†Morphological
    • Reanalysis
  • Syntactic
    • Word Order Changes
  • Lexical and Semantic
    • Borrowing
  • The dates relating to the three general stages of English linguistic development (Sakai notes)
  • Some key events in the history of the English people that affected the use (or non-use) of English in England.
  • Also, the difference between sound changes and spelling changes.





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