Exploring the English language
Exploring the English language

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Exploring the English language


At the beginning of the period you've studied in this course, English was an important written language, but was still secondary in status to Latin in the domains of Church and scholarship. Political and social changes combine to have an impact on English; the events of this period demonstrate too the impact of extremely significant technologies. Interest in the English language grew, as evidenced by the beginning of practices that are still key in language description and analysis such as the compilation of glossaries and dictionaries. The stage had been set for a period of immense creativity.


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