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. Our language is not purely English at all - it is a ragbag of diverse words that have come to our island from all around the world. Words enter the language in all sorts of ways: with invaders, migrants, tradesmen; in stories, artworks, technologies and scientific concepts; with those who hold power, and those who try to overthrow the powerful. View the chart below to get an overview of some of the many chapters in the history of the English language. Celts 500BC-43BC
Speed Writer-Neil's Toolbox About The Speed Writer How long does it take you to write 150 words? An hour... two? How about 5 minutes? Support Watch this video using Windows Media Player Technical issues English Timeline requires Flash Player 10. Texas Tech University - Teaching, Learning and Technology Center Introduction Undoubtedly, evaluating student writing can be one of the most daunting tasks an instructor can face. It takes time, and above all, it takes mental energy, and I think we are likely all looking for a way to make it a little bit easier. Unfortunately, as Nick Carbone observes, evaluating and commenting on student writing quite often becomes an exercise in simply “correcting” or “justifying” rather than a practice of offering useful feedback that promotes growth and the process of writing towards that improvement.
Etymology: Languages that have contributed to English vocabulary over time. In Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English, I examine how words borrowed from different languages have influenced English throughout its history. The above feature summarizes some of the main data from the book, focusing on the 14 sources that have given the most words to English, as reflected by the new and revised entries in the Oxford English Dictionary. Using the date buttons at the top of the graphic, you can compare the impact that different languages have made on English over time.
Fullscreen Pageflip Layout with BookBlock Table of Contents ← Previous Demo: Responsive Audio Player Back to the Codrops Article Self-destruction The Hon. Francis Gillette, in a speech in Hartford, Conn., in 1871, said that there was "in Connecticut, on an average, one liquor shop to every forty voters, and three to every Christian church. Mr Benn and the Anatomy of Extended Writing Me and Mr Benn I was born in 1975, and the cult children’s animation Mr Benn was part of my childhood. I must have watched re-runs, since the only series made (which consisted of a paltry 13 episodes) was first aired in 1971. For the uninitiated, Mr Benn employed a recurring plot sequence. The bowler-hat-wearing protagonist would leave his home each morning and end up in a strange fancy dress shop, run by an even more mysterious shopkeeper. The nameless proprietor would show Mr Benn the delights of his shop and help him to choose a costume to wear for the rest of the episode.
The Kurgan Origins The Kurgan peoples received their name from archeologists who defined and identified them by the type of burial mounds found in their cultures. These mounds were called ÎkurgsÌ. The reason why they play an important role in the history of the dance (and in the inner wisdom experienced within and carried through the dance) is because they were the first cultures identified as being fundamentally, per se, patriarchal. By this we mean that they were patrifocal, that they identified the primary as being male deity and that there was a certain type of hierarchy present. There also appears to have been more individuation in these cultures than in the matriarchal and matrifocal societies of the lands they swept into and inhabited.
'Use and Abuse of Literature,' by Marjorie Garber The Use and Abuse of Literature By Marjorie Garber (Pantheon; 320 pages; $28.95) Why read? You'd think that with the e-book and the Internet, with Google searching and channel surfing, the experience of curling up with a good book is as archaic as a buggy ride. You'd think, too, that with graphic novels and celebrity memoirs, and with Wikipedia offering their entries in "simple English," the very idea of literature itself had disappeared and, along with it, the language of craft and cadence that made memorable all writers from Shakespeare to Shaw.