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  • The Origins of the English Language reflection I strongly believe that to get to know, to learn and to teach a new language, it isnecessary and almost compulsory to research and look for the origin of thatspecific language we are trying to adopt, learn or get to know. For centuries now, people from different places have come to establish thatlanguages are a sort of mixture, combination or complementation of severaldialects from all over the world that have been changing because of the influenceof a variety of factors which are explained in a very simple way in the summary ofthe same name, uploaded in this website. This summary and the following ones, which were made with a lot of effort anddedication, are more than fundamental to achieve not only the first two specificobjectives of this, the Lexical Analysis course, but also a wide spread variety ofcontents and courses that I have taken so far. It will help you to understand thecontents of this course by explaining them through concept maps that are mainlyrelated to a little bit of both objectives one and two wish are: 1) Characterisedifferent periods in the history of the English Language and 2)Characterise wordformation processes in the English language. These course objectives mentionedbefore can be achieved by studying the power point presentation uploaded before,for this summary helped me and it will probably help someone else, to understandand characterise the different processes which are involved in the word formationof the English Language. I am a curious young woman and history, for me, is quite fascinating; maybe thatis why I really enjoyed reading this document, because I love English and as anEnglish pedagogy student I believe to be important to get familiar with the verybeginnings of this, a worldwide language. And it is an amazing thing! To get tolearn the origins of a language, in this case English, which I think, it has a veryexciting history, a history that is really worthy to study. Celts, Saxons, Normansand Vikings, fight with heart and soul, and their interactions, their social andlinguistic influences on each other, result in different languages; some of themremain, some of them are now extinct and some of them are very importantnowadays, and by ‘very important’ I mean a language that is globally used, likeEnglish, which has become a world language, a language that is taught as aforeign language in schools all over the globe. Personally, I have always been a huge fan of concept maps, or maybe not onlyconcept maps, but summaries of all kinds; and I truly believe that trying to get themain ideas and adding colour to a summary or a map, can help you and yourprecious mind when it comes to put your thoughts in order. At least for me thathelps; maybe because I am a visual learner.