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The influence of other languages on the English language

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  • Post Date 2018-11-06T11:54:29+00:00
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The influence of other languages on the English language

The influence of other languages on the English language

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The whole plan i written below just to give you an idea. The part I want you to write for me is the: 

1.3 The influence of other languages on the English language (colonial times - 1650-present)

1.3.1 Latin

1.3.2 Celtic

1.3.3 Scandinavian

1.2.4 French



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The whole plan is written below:

INTRODUCTION

` The words that English has borrowed from other languages`

BACKGROUND AND AIM

THE THESIS OVERVIEW

THE AIMS AND METHODS OF THE EMPIRICAL STUDY

THE MATERIAL AND PROCEDURE



CHAPTER ONE

1.1 Historical and cultural backgrounds of the English Language

1.1.1 Old English

1.1.2 Middle English

1.1.3 Early modern English

1.1.4 Colonial times

1.2 The notion of borrowings

1.2.1 The definition of the term borrowing

1.2.2 The reasons for borrowing

1.2.3 The types of borrowings

1.2.4 The classification of borrowings

1.3 The influence of other languages on the English language

1.3.1 Latin

1.3.2 Celtic

1.3.3 Scandinavian

1.2.4 French



CHAPTER TWO

2.1 Present-Day English

2.1.1 Sanskrit

2.1.2 Hindi

2.1.3 Dravidian

2.1.4 Persian

2.1.5 Arabic

2.1.6 African languages

2.1.7 American Indian Languages

2.1.8 Chinese

2.1.9 Japanese

2.1.10 Pacific Islands

2.1.11 Australia

CONTENT:

1.3 The influence of other languages on the English language The English language is formed of a number of languages. Over the years the language has had massive changes relative to other languages. It is a language that is largely Germanic even though a great deal of other languages. The current English language coming from the old English language also borrowed a lot of its words and vocabulary from the French language which is part of the Romanic. Other than the Romanic contributions, a lot of other words are borrowed from the Latin language. As such Latin and French make some of the largest contributions to the English language other than its Germanic origin, as Dailykos.com (2012) points out. However, over the course of development of the language, there have been other languages that made significant contributions to what the language is today. According Mastin (2011), Celtic and the Scandinavian languages have also had major impact on the English language development over the years. As Sapir (1921:206) noticed that: “The simplest kind of influence that one language may exert on another is the borrowing of words. When there is cultural borrowing there is always the likelihood that the associated words may be borrowed too.” As cultures interact some of the language elements are borrowed between the interacting the languages. 1.3.1 Latin According to Moore (2000), the English language has had deep etymologies in the Greek language; this essentially mar...


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