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  cars - English language
English has lingua franca (diplomatic language) status in many parts of the world, due to the military, economic, scientific, political and cultural influence of the United Kingdom in the 18th and 19th centuries and the United States beginning in the 20th century.
English is descended from the language spoken by Germanic tribes that migrated to the land that would become known as England.
English is the most widely used "second" and "learning" language in the world, and as such, many linguists believe, it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of "native English speakers," but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it grows in use.
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 English language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to southeastern Great Britain in the 5th century AD and earlier by Germanic settlers and Germanic auxiliary troops from various parts of northwest Germany (Saxons, Angles) as well as Jutland (Jutes).
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
English is the language most often studied as a foreign language in the European Union (by 89% of schoolchildren), followed by French (32%), German (18%), and Spanish (8%).
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Anglic languages
Middle English is the name given to an early form of the English language that was in common use from roughly the 12th to the 15th centuries— from after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror in 1066 to around the introduction of the printing press by William Caxton in...
English cheese and Frisian tsiis to Dutch kaas and German Käse, or English church and Frisian tsjerke to Dutch kerk and German Kirche.
English is the language most often studied as a foreign language in the European Union (by 89% of schoolchildren), followed by French (32%), German (18%), and Spanish (8%).
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 List of dialects of the English language - Definition, explanation
This is a list of varieties of the English language.
Dialects are varieties differing in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar not to be confused with accentss which mark speakers as a member of a group by their pronunciation of the standard language.
Most are not genuine mixed languages, but rather instances of heavy code-switching between English and another language.
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 VERBATIM
Language and linguistics for the layperson since 1974
Common Errors In English, from Professor Paul Brians.
SPELL: The Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature
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 Dialects of English
English was imposed upon the Irish, but they have made it their own and have contributed some of our finest literature.
As with the English of the Scottish Highlands, the English of the west coast of Ireland, where Gaelic is still spoken, is lilting, with pure vowels.
The dialects of central Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and the Dakotas were strongly influenced by the Germans, while the city dialects of the north were influenced by the Irish.
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 NITLE Arab World Project
It is the first language of over 195 million people, and at least another 35 million speak it as a second language.
It is also the language of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and has a literary tradition that dates back to before the days of the prophet Mohammed in the 7th century.
In it you will find materials about the Arabic language that will help you understand its origins, development, structure, dialects and the importance it has in the culture of the region.
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 The Standards
The vision guiding these standards is that all students must have the opportunities and resources to develop the language skills they need to pursue life's goals and to participate fully as informed, productive members of society.
Although we present these standards as a list, we want to emphasize that they are not distinct and separable; they are, in fact, interrelated and should be considered as a whole.
Students whose first language is not English make use of their first language to develop competency in the English language arts and to develop understanding of content across the curriculum.
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 List of dialects of the English language information - Search.com
Dialects are varieties differing in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar not to be confused with the regional accents of English speakers, which mark speakers as members of groups by their various pronunciations of the standard language.
North Midlands English (thin swath from Nebraska to Ohio)
Although similarly named, they are actually quite different in nature, with some being genuine mixed languages, some being instances of heavy code-switching between English and another language, some being genuine local dialects of English used by first-language English speakers, and some being non-native pronunciations of English.
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 GUOSA AFRICAN CULTURAL CENTER
It is a linguist link and complement to the languages and cultures of Togo, Republic of Benin, Gambia, Senegal, Chad, Niger, Liberia, and Ghana etc. The language is becoming a long lasting lingua franca and a language panacea for the diverse cultures and languages of the West African States.
Language is capable of wearing several meanings in its message, mode, and receptacle.
Language is capable of wearing several meanings and its message, mode, receptacle or feedback loop can influence action, behaviour, norms, mores, values and other extra perceptible roles of human beings in the society.
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 English language
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (Vikings).
The dialects spoken by these invaders formed what would be called Old English, which was also strongly influenced by yet another Germanic dialect, Old Norse.
With this, English demonstrated its greatest strengths: to make vocabularies of other languages its own, and to accomodate bastardization and grammatically incorrect usage (as epitomized by Pig Latin and various slang).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Patois
A nonstandard dialect of a language is a dialect of a language that does not have the institutional support or sanction that a standardized dialect has.
The language sense is probably from the notion of a clumsy manner of speaking.
Savoyard is a dialect of Arpitan language spoken in Savoie, in Haute-Savoie, in Swiss Valais and in the Italian region of Aosta.
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 English language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English is a West Germanic language that originated from languages brought to Britain during the first half of the first millennium by Germanic settlers from various parts of north-west Germany.
English is the primary language in Australia (Australian English), the Bahamas, Barbados (Caribbean English), Bermuda, Dominica, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica (Jamaican English), New Zealand (New Zealand English), Antigua and Barbuda, St.
English is the most widely learned and used foreign language in the world, and, as such, many linguists believe it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of "native English speakers," but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it grows in use.
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 English language - Gurupedia
Old English (also known as Anglo-Saxon), the language spoken by the Germanic tribes in England prior to the Norman Conquest; Middle English, generally, the language of the commoners in England after the Norman Conquest and before the development of the
It is the most widely used "second" and "learning" language in the world, and as such, many linguists believe, it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of "native English speakers", but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it grows in use.
In some dialects, such as Cockney, the interdentals /θ/ and /ð/ are merged with /f/ and /v/, and in others, like African-American Vernacular English, /ð/ is merged with /d/.
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The English language belongs to the western sub-branch of the Germanic branch, which is itself a branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
English is the language most often studied as a foreign language in the European Union (by 89% of schoolchildren), followed by French (32%), German (18%), and Spanish (8%).
English as a lingua franca for Europe and Euro-English are concepts of standardising English for use as a second language in continental Europe.
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 The Ultimate English language - American History Information Guide and Reference
English has lingua franca (diplomatic language) status in many parts of the world, due to the military, economic, scientific, political and cultural influence of the United Kingdom in the 18th and 19th centuries and the United States beginning in the 20th century.
English is descended from the language spoken by Germanic tribes that migrated to the land that would become known as England.
The English language belongs to the western sub-branch of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
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 English
English is descended from the language spoken in the English Isles by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, who came to the British Isles around 450 AD and drove the original Celtic-speaking inhabitants to areas that are
English is now the most widely studied second language in the world because a working knowledge of English is required in many fields and occupations as well as for international communication.
English spread from Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries to North America, the Caribbean, and northern Ireland; and in the 18th and 19th centuries to South Asia and Africa.
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 English language - Psychology Wiki - a Wikia wiki
The English language belongs to the western subbranch of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
English is also an important minority language of South Africa (South African English), and in several other former colonies and current dependent territories of the United Kingdom and the United States, for example Guam and Mauritius.
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 English language at AllExperts
English was spread to many parts of the world through the expansion of the British Empire, but it did not acquire a lingua franca status in other parts of the world until the late 20th century.
English is the most widely learned and used foreign language, and as such, some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural sign of 'native English speakers', but is rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures world-wide as it continues to grow.
English is the language most often studied as a foreign language in the European Union (by 89% of schoolchildren), followed by French (32%), German (18%), and Spanish (8%).[1] It is also the most studied in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
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 ipedia.com: English language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English is descended from the language spoken by the Germanic tribes, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes.
The dialects spoken by these invaders formed what would be called Old English, which was also strongly influenced by yet another Germanic dialect, Old Norse, spoken by Viking invaders who settled mainly in the North-East (see Jorvik).
Modern English, the language described by this article, began its rise around the time of William Shakespeare and its grammar has been essentially the same since that time, with the most important changes being in the large increase of vocabulary.
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 KryssTal : The English Language
Because the English underclass cooked for the Norman upper class, the words for most domestic animals are English (ox, cow, calf, sheep, swine, deer) while the words for the meats derived from them are French (beef, veal, mutton, pork, bacon, venison).
Languages in the same box as English (the Germanic Languages) are sister languages to English and are its closest relatives.
English belongs to the Indo-European family of languages, which is a large collection of languages with a common ancestor.
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 Science Fair Projects - List of dialects of the English language
This is a list of varieties of the English language.
Dialects are varieties differing in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar not to be confused with accents which mark speakers as a member of a group by their pronunciation of the standard language.
Most are not genuine mixed languages, but rather instances of heavy code-switching between English and another language.
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 Evertype: List of Language Lists
This file lists e-mail distribution lists devoted primarily to the linguistic study of individual languages and groups of languages (though a couple of others, in particular lists for language learners, have been included as well).
COMPARLINGAFRIC is opened to topics where comparative linguistics in African languages of the Sahel-Sahara zone are the subject of discussion, such as: Languages and language families of the Sahel-Sahara zone: (Mande, Chadic, Berber, Nilo-Saharan...); genetic relationships; the description of changes in the context of languages of oral tradition; linguistic changes and factors concerning language transformation.
Primarily a list focusing on Taiwan's language and language education reform, language activism, vernacular literature, cultural critique, and relevant issues (plus greeting and announcements).
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 Numbers in Over 5000 Languages
Their ears may not be attuned to the language; or there may be dialectal variation, or even sound change.
There is nothing inherent in the language variety to tell us what it is. Linguists sometimes use "language" to refer to a mutually intelligible group of dialects (but note that intelligibility can be partial).
For non-African languages, a macron indicates length and is indicated :.
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 Overview of the English Language to Help You Learn English
English is spoken by one out of every six people in the world.
English belongs to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
A dialect can be defined as a "variation of a language used by a group of speakers set apart from others geographically or socially." Using this definition, it is easy to identify English as a language with many dialects.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for List of character classes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DIALECT Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language...
DIALECT A general and technical term for a form of a LANGUAGE : a southern French dialect ; the Yorkshire dialect ; the dialects of the United States ; Their teacher didn't let them speak dialect at school, but they spoke it at home ; It's a dialect word—only the older people use it.
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