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Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
SHAKARIM STATE UNIVERSITY OF SEMEY
Theme: Periodisation in the history of the English language.
Old English written records.
Made by:Shakarova A. A.
1. Periodisation in the history of the English language.
2. Old English written records.
a) Runic inscriptions.
b) OE Manuscripts.
c) Alphabets. OE Alphabet and Pronunciation.
3. Environmental situation and protection in Kazakhstan
Periodisation in the history of the English language. Old English written records.
The English language of today reflects many centuries of development. The political and social events that have in the course of English history so profoundly affected the English people in their national life have generally had a recognizable effect on their language. Among these events we can name such as: the Christianity of Britain in 597 that brought England into contact with Latin civilization, the Scandinavian invasions that resulted in a considerable mixture of the two races and their languages, the Norman conquest that made English for two centuries the language of the lower classes, while the nobles used French. In a similar way the development of England as a maritime power, the expansion of the British Empire, the growth of commerce and industry, of science and literature, each in its way contributed to make English what it is today. Thus, the English language reflects in its entire development the political, social, and cultural history of the English people.
The subject of the history of English is to give a systematic account of the development of history from early times till nowadays.
A language can be considered from different angles. In studying Modern English we regard the language as fixed in time and describe each linguistic level – phonetics, grammar or lexis taking no account of the...