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History of english language

  1. 1. HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE OLD ENGLISH By: Abill Wimanda & Ayu Monita (C11.2010.01146 & C11.2010.01185)FACULTY OF LETTERS AND LITERATUREDIAN NUSWANTORO UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. OLD ENGLISH PERIOD The earliest form of English is the Old English , also called Anglo-Saxon. It was in use from about 500 AD to about 1100 AD. It was also the earliest period of English Literature.
  3. 3. ANGLO SAXON ENGLANDIt is regarded as beginning with theinvasion of Britain by Germanic tribesin the 5th century AD and lasting untilthe French invasion under William theConqueror in 1066.
  4. 4. BEOWULFThe greatest Old English poem isBeowulf ( 7th century )It is the first English epic workswhich is a story of about 3,000 lines(a story in poetry of adventures of abrave man or men and its author isunknown)
  5. 5. The Old English or Anglo-Saxon Period
  6. 6. Beowulf and thedragonillustration
  7. 7. -The Battle of Maldon , a historical facts, whichdescribes a battle thought against the Dane in 991.-BEDE’s ecclesiastical history

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