undergraduate thesis
The Spread of English in the British Isles

Valentina Roso (2016)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleThe Spread of English in the British Isles
AuthorValentina Roso
Mentor(s)Mario Brdar (thesis advisor)
Abstract
The English language changed a lot since the first contact with the Romans in 43 B.C.E. and it is still changing today. When they left the British Isles, Romans left behind Latin, which later was of great importance to the English language, giving that many words we use today have Latin origin. After the Romans, Germanic tribes migrated to the British Isles, shaping England and starting the period of Old English. In 1066 England is invaded again, this time by the Normans, who brought French and made it a number one language for the upper-class people. English survived thanks to the number of people who still used it in everyday conversation. It was so well imprinted that it was impossible for Latin or French to take over. However, the English language was highly influenced by those two languages. This period is called Middle English and during that time people such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower and John Lydgate were crucial in preserving and nurturing the English language. The period of Early Modern English was the time of great political and social changes, but also the time when the English language really expanded and gained in importance. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII, King James, Sir Thomas Elyot and many others played the part in shaping the English language. The last period, the one still active today, is called Modern English and is a period of constant improvements, changes and expansions.
Parallel title (Croatian)Širenje engleskog jezika na britanskom otočju
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeHungarian Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationbacc. philol. hung
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-21
Parallel keywords (Croatian)English language period migration invasion change Latin French influence
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:741920
CommitterBernardica Plašćak