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  Modern English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Modern English is the term used for the contemporary use of the English language.
Early Modern English lacked uniformity in spelling, but Samuel Johnson's dictionary, published in 1755 in England, was influential in establishing a standard form of spelling.
Modern English began in England during the Elizabethan era which is also around the time of the great poet William Shakespeare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_English   (681 words)

 eHistLing - Modern English
The 19th century experienced an agricultural revolution: the agricultural output was increased strikingly due to the introduction of fertilizers, the use of modern agricultural machinery, and the draining of marshlands.
However with the development of public school English to become RP – the accent of the social and educational elite – the use of non-standard pronunciation became a marker of low social status and lack of education by 1890.
Modern or urban English dialects are spoken in metropolitan areas of England, usually by younger, educated middle- and upper-classspeakers.
www.ehistling-pub.meotod.de /01_lec05.php   (3134 words)

 Modern English History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
There is in fifteenth-century English poetry a range of genre, theme, and tone which is worthy of serious study, and much of that poetry is actually European in inspiration and context rather than Chaucerian." He mentions Lydgate from the early 1400s especially.
Shakespeare, in his own day, was just another popular playwright, one of many whose works were revived after the reopening of English theatres in 1660; but the 18th and 19th centuries made him the supreme English literary writer, and his influence on popular culture and education continues strong in the 21st century.
In the reign of Elizabeth, the English government, though an international player, was largely concerned with its own island, and not the whole of that--Scotland being a co-equal and sometimes ornery neighbor.
www.uta.edu /english/tim/courses/4301w00/modhist.html   (2048 words)

 The verie height
The Reformation contributed to the ascendancy of English because the religious disputations were for the most part conducted in English, and as a consequence of Reformation, translations of the Bible into the vernacular now had government and Church sanction.
The vocabulary is adequate to the demands made on it (in the case of English, this meant that it had to expand its lexicon).
The expansion of the English lexicon (vocabulary) during this period was to generate considerable controversy.
ebbs.english.vt.edu /hel/helmod/ren.html   (2022 words)

 The Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD)
It opens up the complete range of language phenomena in Renaissance English, as lexicographers of the period saw them, and comprises the core of the electronic corpus necessary as a base for writing a modern period dictionary for the language of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Instead, until the late 17th century, English dictionaries were normally "bilingual," either in mapping a non-English language to English (that is, translation) or in mapping hard, often Latinate English, so-called "ink-horn" terms, to easier common English (a function of synonyms).
Lexical indeterminacy observed in the period (the frequent inability of modern lexicographers to detect precise senses, and their omission of citations of that kind in their examples) is consistent with this theory.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /english/emed/emedd.html   (3405 words)

 Modern English and Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Modern English, since about 1650, has been more stable than any previous stage in the history of the English language.
Borrowings and new coinages in English during the years 1550-1950 tended to draw from Latin and Greek, especially in the sciences.
In many ways, English of the early 1600s was much like French today--the plural 2nd-person form was also the polite form of address to one person.
www.uta.edu /english/tim/courses/4301f98/nov16.html   (1094 words)

 Modern English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In fact, the band was much more than a one-hit wonder, releasing a series of great albums throughout the '80s, and though it never achieved the stature of Duran Duran, Modern English was one of the seminal outfits of the English new wave.
The band's genesis came in the historic English town of Colchester, where three friends -- vocalist Robbie Grey, guitarist Gary McDowell, and drummer Richard Brown -- were inspired by the Sex Pistols to start their own band, which they dubbed the Lepers.
It was rough going at first, as Modern English was unable to garner any interest among the big English record labels.
www.epitonic.com /artists/modernenglish.html   (421 words)

 E-Intro to Old English - 5. Pronouns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Modern English does not distinguish number or any case but the possessive; in fact there are now only two forms of the pronoun, you and your.
These work like Modern English possessives in that they agree in gender and number with their antecedents, not with the nouns they modify.
Notice that the same patterns occur here as in the third-person pronouns: neuter nominative and accusative forms are the same, masculine and neuter forms are the same in the genitive and dative cases, and feminine genitive and dative forms are the same.
www.wmich.edu /~medinst/research/rawl/IOE/inflpron.html   (1243 words)

 Modern English (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Modern English is a rock band best remembered for their song, "I Melt With You," which was an MTV staple in 1982, and has appeared in various commercials and movies over the years.
Modern English began as a punk band called the Lepers in 1979, with Robbie Grey (vocals and guitar), Gary McDowell (guitar), and Richard Brown (drums).
Following the addition of Mick Conroy (bass), and Stephen Walker (keyboards) they changed their name to Modern English, and signed to 4AD Records.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_English_(band)   (400 words)

 Linguist List - Book Information
'English in Modern Times' describes the development of the English language from 1700 until 1945, and argues that it is in the course of this later modern English period that the characteristics of 'modern' English evolved.
This is the first undergraduate text to cover the whole of this important period, which has been called the 'Cinderella' of English historical linguistics because of its lack of representation in scholarly literature.
Unlike many earlier histories of English, 'English in Modern Times' does not define 'English' as confined to Standard (English) English, but also considers the development of extraterritorial Englishes and non-standard varieties of British English in the Later Modern period.
linguistlist.org /pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=13159   (220 words)

 Amazon.com: After the Snow: Music: Modern English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Modern English Ringtones (USA Only) — Get modern English ringtones in 30 sec.
In an era where a band's looks in it's videos were the most important element, Modern English threw that concept out the window and contributed an artisitc statement and musical feel that few bands from that era could capture.
The obvious one-hit wonder label applies to Modern English, but the work on this album runs deeper if you give it a chance.
www.amazon.com /After-Snow-Modern-English/dp/B000002MGR   (1486 words)

 .:: Modern English School, Cairo ::.
Modern English School, Cairo, established in 1990 as a co-educational day school, fosters an international outlook and caters for children of all nationalities.
In the primary department a full academic programme is followed based on the English National Curriculum with slight modification to reflect the international setting.
Modern English School, Cairo is a real international community as there are students from over 29 nationalities studying together in a purposeful way.
www.mescairo.com /staffv.asp   (364 words)

 Early Modern English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Speed and efficiency in pronunciation brought an end to Middle English pronunciation of the final "e" and shifted vowels to nearly their modern positions in the mouth (AKA "the Great Vowel Shift").
However, printers and grammar teachers had not yet succeeded in inventing the "rules" for English spelling, punctuation, usage, and grammar, and the oral/aural language was still changing rapidly.
Some linguistic historians postpone the end of Early Modern English until 1700 or even later, when printing conventions and public education had time to establish a loose general consensus about rules for spelling, punctuating, and rhetorically organizing English prose.
faculty.goucher.edu /eng211/early_modern_english.htm   (259 words)

 Modern English Teacher - the journal for English Language Teaching
It covers all aspects of English language teaching and offers a magazine for teachers and language professionals that is stimulating, challenging and useul for professional development and day-to-day teaching.
Modern English Teacher is an essential quarterly magazine for any school, library or professional teacher who needs to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in ELT theory and thinking.
The magazine offers authoritative and informative coverage of all aspects of English language teaching: from classroom theory, language development and the latest ideas and tends in teaching theory.
www.onlinemet.com   (179 words)

 UMES English Home
Welcome to the UMES Department of English and Modern Languages
The Mission of the Department of English and Modern Languages is to provide service courses for the various departments; to prepare teachers of English for middle and secondary schools; to prepare individuals for graduate schools, professional schools, and career opportunities; and to provide outreach services for surrounding schools and communities.
The goal of the Department is to offer a varied program of study in written and oral communications, literature, and foreign languages, in order to prepare well-rounded individuals capable of continued intellectual and moral development.
www.umes.edu /english   (198 words)

 Modern English Linguistics: A Structural and Transformational Grammar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The first printing of Modern English Linguistics: A Structural and Transformational Grammar was published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co. Inc.
Modern English Linguistics showed how transformational grammar developed out of American structuralist morphology and syntax.
Despite considerable changes in Chomsky's ideas in the 1980s and 1990s (as for example, government and binding theory), linguistics textbooks continued to be published well into the 1990s that were still based on the Aspects model.
web.odu.edu /al/jpbroder/modengling.html   (598 words)

 Behind the Name: Modern English Names
These are modern spelling variations of more traditional English names.
Either a variant of ALICIA, or else derived from the name of the alyssum flower.
Modern name, a combination of the popular name elements Jas and lyn.
www.behindthename.com /nmc/eng-m.php   (248 words)

 Modern American Poetry Home
MAPS is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern American poetry.
Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 by the Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This site, and all information herein, is intended for non-profit, educational use only.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps   (45 words)

 Masthead: Modern English Tanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Modern English Tanka is dedicated to publishing and promoting fine English tanka (including tanka written in cinquain and cinqku set forms).
We are interested in both traditional and innovative verse of high quality and in all serious attempts to assimilate the best of the Japanese waka/tanka genres into a continuously developing English short verse tradition.
Michael McClintock, the contributing editor of Modern English Tanka, resides in California, alternating his home between Fresno in the central San Joaquin Valley, South Pasadena, and Los Angeles.
www.modernenglishtanka.com /masthead.html   (464 words)

 Ceely's Modern Usage
Some English words of foreign origin retain their foreign plurals, changing us to i, is to es, and um or on to a: as,
She is witty, funny, and her use of the English language is nothing if not masterful.
Having been in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) I can say that people who are serious about the "modern middle ages" usually dispense with "the" and "thou," knowing how painful it is to discerning ears when not done with absolute perfection and confidence.
modernenglishusage.blogspot.com   (2431 words)

 Jesus - a Bible in Modern English
In spite of this, he remained fascinated with the life and philosophy of Jesus the man even if he no longer felt him to be Jesus the divine.
As such, in the early '70s he sought to complete his work, and using his improved writing skills (he had since become Canada's leading journalist and editor and would become a writer of bestselling fiction) he completed the task, paraphrasing the blending of the 4 books into modern English.
The "standard" translations are dense, and in language archaic to most modern readers.
www.templetons.com /charles/jesus   (932 words)

 The Modern English Alphabet
It contains a brief history of alphabetic writing leading up to the writing system we now use, but the primary content is the presentation of a new alphabet for writing Modern English which is logically consistent and based on modern pronunciation.
The NEA (Modern English Alphabet) is an augmented version of the alphabet traditionally used to write English, and so to view several of the pages in this site correctly it will be necessary to download a new font into your Fonts folder.
Remember, this font is not intended for presentation of ordinary English text, but only with the pages in this website specifically developed to be used with it.
members.cox.net /tcgibian   (548 words)

Source: " PATER HEMON ('Our Father') - 63 versions of the Lord's Prayer in 41 Languages Ancient and Modern, with historical and linguistic notes by Paul D. Hugon", Leon R. Ervin, Publisher, Los Angeles, California, 1936.
Source: "The LORD'S PRAYER in Five Hundred Languages comprising the leading languages and their principal dialects throughout the world with the places where spoken - with a preface by Reinhold Rost, C.I.E, LL.D., PH.D.", Gilbert & Rivington Limited, London, 1905.
Source: "The Lord's Prayer in the Principal Languages, Dialects and Versions of the World, printed in Type and Vernaculars of the Different Nations, compiled and published by G.F. Bergholtz", Chicago, Illinois, 1884.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/JPN-english.html   (1339 words)

 ELT Teacher magazines from Modern English Publishing
English Teaching Professional is the leading magazine for English language teachers; each issue is packed with fresh ideas and innovations for practical teaching.
Modern English Teacher has been established for over 30years; it continues to offer authoritative and informative coverage of all aspects of the teaching of English: from classroom theory to independent reviews of the latest materials, compiled into a magazine for teachers that is stimulating, challenging and useful in your professional development and your day-to-day teaching.
ESL Magazine offers a blend of news, reviews and authoritative features and practical techniques for American English language teachers in the U.S. and around the world.
www.modernenglishpublishing.com /teacher.html   (315 words)

 English and Modern Languages
The Department of English and Modern Languages emphasizes excellent teaching in a variety of languages and literatures.
The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees are available in English, as well as teacher certification in ELA 8-12.
Scholarly interests of members of the department include old and middle English, the Renaissance, Shakespeare, eighteenth century studies, English and American romanticism, the Victorian age, and contemporary English and American literature.
dept.lamar.edu /EnglishandModernLanguages/index.html   (136 words)

 VoS - Voice of the Shuttle
Author(iz)ing Modern Readers ("Author(iz)ing Modern Readers asserts that readers, rather than specific authors or text, should be brought to the center of contemporary canon debates about literature. . . .
Beatrix Potter Trail in the English Lake District (Peter and Donna Thomson, WWWeb-Guides)
The Thomas MacGreevy Archive ("poet, critic, translator, art historian and Director of the National Gallery of Ireland (1950-1963), [MacGreevy] is one of the pivotal figures of Irish Modernism.
vos.ucsb.edu /browse.asp?id=2747   (1944 words)

 Modern English Shakespeare Translations and Resources from NoSweatShakespeare
Online Modern Language Shakespeare translation, study guides and resources- read Shakespeare's plays as easy, exciting novels in modern English.
From translating full Shakespeare plays and short quotes and phrases in to modern English, to providing in depth articles on Shakespeare's life and times, we're here to help make Shakespeare accessible.
Modern English Shakespeare Translations and Resources: Copyright© 2004 No Sweat Shakespeare.
www.nosweatshakespeare.com   (228 words)

 Modern English
Some copies had a mis-pressed b side -- Pete Townshend tracks instead of Modern English.
Modern English are Robbie Grey, Gary McDowell, Michael Conroy,
This was the last released by Modern English on 4AD.
www.dns.net /eyesore/html/group/modernenglish.html   (383 words)

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