The History of English in 10 minutes - Chapter 8 (OU)
- Why did the first British settlers need new words when they arrived? From whom did they get these loan words?
- Which groups of immigrants contributed with the following words:
- What are typical areas where many new words were invented by Americans?
- To which field do words like break even, downsizing, bottom line and merger belong?
- In what way did American English eventually influence British English?
- How did British English develop differently from American English compared to the original English of the 18th century?
- Do you think American English and British English will diverge even further from each other in the future? Why/why not?
- How do you think music like jazz, rock and roll and rap that originated in the USA have contributed to the spread of the English language? What about movies and economics?
Suggested Further Reading
English Around the WorldKjernestoff
English - World Language Number OneKjernestoff
And the Millionth Word is . . .Kjernestoff
The Origins of the English LanguageKjernestoff
English Spreading WorldwideKjernestoff
English in BritainKjernestoff
Why So Much Variety in English?Kjernestoff
Why is English So Popular?TilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
Fun Language FactsTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
English-Speaking Countries - TaskKjernestoff
English as a Global Language QuizKjernestoff
Word origin - 2Kjernestoff
Word origin - 1Kjernestoff
Why So Much Variety in English? - TasksKjernestoff
The Norman ConquestTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
The King James BibleTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
The English of ScienceTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
English and EmpireTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
The Age of the DictionaryTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
Ages of English TimelineTilleggsstoffTilleggsstoff
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