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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Item of Interest: Transformations of English

from Oxford Dictionaries:

Understandably the studies of English language and the manner the spoken word shapes itself for the Modern Era have been interests of mine.

Today, Philip Durkin, Principal Etymologist at the Oxford English Dictionary, posted the five events he believes shaped the English Language.

1. The Anglo-Saxon Settlement
2. The Scandinavian Settlements
3. 1066 and after
4. Standardization
5. Colonization and Globalization

Read more: http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/the-history-of-english

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