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by Gary Judge

eBook The Timeline History of the English Language download ISBN: 1439262241
Author: Gary Judge
Publisher: Cognographica (December 18, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 190
ePub: 1983 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Gary Judge, a New Zealander, has been living in Japan for the last 20 years, where he has been teaching English .

Gary Judge, a New Zealander, has been living in Japan for the last 20 years, where he has been teaching English and drama, as well as developing programs to facilitate the study of English for Japanese.

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Domesday Book compiled.

The selection of events is my own, and the dates are approximate in some cases, but it gives at least some idea of the time-scales involved, and puts the developments into some sort of perspective. The Venerable Bede writes The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (in Latin). 792. Viking raids of Britain begin. Domesday Book compiled.

This is a timeline of English history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in England and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of England

This is a timeline of English history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in England and its predecessor states. To read about the background to these events, see History of England. c 40 Cunobelinus is probably the most famous British King before the Roman occupation

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Timeline of English history. of the Scots under a brave Scottish Knight William Wallace the Scots mounted resistance against the English defeating them at the Battle of Stirling Bridge Edward marched north in person and defeated Wallace in battle but Wallace managed to escape he was later captured and executed but his efforts allowed Robert the Bruce to rise up and defeat the English securing Scottish independence.

A timeline of english history. The White Ship sinks in the English Channel. 1686 'Hanging' Judge Jeffreys sentences many of the rebels to death. C. 8,500 bc. Following the end of the ice age the climate grows much warmer. Forests spread across England. William, the heir to the English throne (Henry's only legitimate son) drowns. Henry's daughter Matilda claims the throne but so does his nephew Stephen. The two fight a long civil war. 1138 The English defeat the Scots at the battle of the Standard. 1154 The civil war ends. Isaac Newton publishes his great work Principia Mathematica.

In 1857 a new book entitled the Oxford English Dictionary was also invented, and has since been revised. Captain Cook's journal.

Latin was still spoke in Churches however the common man still spoke English. Words such as 'cow', 'shee' and 'swine' cake from English speaking farmers. In 1857 a new book entitled the Oxford English Dictionary was also invented, and has since been revised.

The Timeline History of the English Language is a book which orients the reader. With its many timeline charts, maps and illustrations, the reader can run through every significant event and phase of the English language. The reader comes away, not dumbstruck by the complexity of it all, but oriented and cognizant of why, how, when and where our language changed. Take for example, the Viking invasions - the reader finds out exactly when and where, what words were adopted, how English grammar was altered by the event, how a total take-over of England by the Vikings and their language was averted and how the event led to uniting of the various English kingdoms. 
Comments: (7)
Kabandis
I will say right off, if you have and interest in the history of languages/ the English language, you will a) already know a lot of what is in here or b) if you're starting learning you will find that there isn't much in-depth information. ie, this book is best taken as a supplement, I believe.

However, that said, this is a great, clear set of charts and maps showing movement of ppl, languages and time-lines of related events over the last 1500 years. The illustrations, and maps are very clear and easy to understand. Also the print is big and the sentences are short. The author lives in Japan teaching English, and I believe this would make a great supplemental text to give students a background on the history of English if you are a teacher (an English teacher in the US even). It is also good for the curious adult native speaker, I believe people will have a lot of fun looking at it. Just as I said look elsewhere for in-depth discussion. (Suggest the Story of English, the Stories of English (two different bks, different authors, good), the Cambridge Encyclopedia of English, etc.) One cool thing about this is it introduces English as a member of the Indo-European languages and shows how many Indo-Euro languages are related-- family trees and time-lines. Including extinct languages.
hardy
It's a very basic history on the English language which was all I wanted. I could see this being GREAT for grade school kids - It's easy to read - lots of pictures to illustrate the history of the English language. It's a quick read too - not long-winded - straight to the point which was all I needed.
Dainris
The Timeline History of the English Language is an incredibly interesting and informative book. Gary Judge has clearly taken pains to research his subject exhaustively and present the material in such a way that it can be easily understood by others. He begins by subdividing the development of the English language into eight separate stages, he then expands upon and clarifies each stage with further facts accompanied by illustrations and finally analyzes each stage in remarkable detail. The information is put forward in terms that are easy to read and understand and, as one progresses it becomes clear that Gary has spent much time teaching this subject to non-native speakers. I enjoyed reading the book and I thoroughly recommend it, not only for its use in educating others in the history and development of the English language, but in getting acquainted with one's own language in its own right. I can almost guarantee, somewhere in the pages of this book, anyone not a linguistics professor will find information about the English language of which he was not aware. A positively illuminating analysis. Five stars.
Kinashand
Although I would consider myself well versed in the English language, this concise and well researched book gave me a new and refreshing perspective of a subject that "everyone already knows about."

My understanding of its literary beginnings blossomed and by the end of the book I could see how the evolution of this great language has created a vibrant backdrop to the center stage of arts and acheivements that have shaped our culture right up to the present day.
Zargelynd
This is a well laid out overview of the history of English. It would be particularly useful for students who want to read about a particular aspect of the history of the language, or for anyone who would like to get a better feeling for how English has developed. The author has a nice prose style and has written a clear, easy to read textbook that would be an asset to any library.
Nawenadet
This book may be a good text for the 6th grade,but that all the good in it. The disjointed chapters combined with a writing style and form that can put you to sleep certainly give little for recommendation.Look elsewhere for a good history of the language.
Kikora
I have been teaching English as a foreign language for 27 years and used a variety of English text books but I have never found a book that would give my students an overview of how English developed and why it has so many oddities. Books on the history of the English language are generally too difficult for the non-native English student to grasp. The conversational tone of this book with the clear maps and illustrations make it accessible to non-native English speakers who have a high school knowledge of English or above. It could also be of interest to native English speakers who would like to find out more about the background of their own language. I certainly have a better understanding of the English language after reading this book and look forward to using it with my students.