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Late modern english

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Late modern english

  1. 1. Module (3)The Development of EnglishLate Modern English
  2. 2. *Since 1900, a very large amount of vocabulary words has been added to English in a relatively short period.*The majority of these words are related to science and technology, and use Greek and Latin roots.
  3. 3. *A proposal for an Academy of the English Language was first brought forth by Jonathan Swift in 1712, but the Parliament voted against it.*A more scientifically minded attitude took hold by the 19th century when the Oxford English Dictionary was proposed in 1859.*Samuel Johnsons dictionary, published in 1755 in England, was influential in establishing a standard form of spelling.
  4. 4. *World War I and World War II threw together people from different backgrounds, and the greater social mobility afterwards helped to lessen the differences between social accents.*The development of radio broadcasting in the early 20th century familiarised the population with accents and vocabulary from outside their own localities.
  5. 5. * The principal distinction between early- and late-modern English is vocabulary.* Pronunciation, grammar, and spelling are largely the same, but Late-Modern English has many more words.* These words are the result of two historical factors: 1. The Industrial Revolution and the rise of the technological society 2. The rise of the British Empire
  6. 6. *The Industrial Revolution and the rise of the technological society* The industrial and scientific revolutions created a need for new words to describe the new creations and discoveries.* This process of coining new words is called neologism: a neologism is a newly coined term, word, or phrase.
  7. 7. *The rise of the British Empire* The rise of the British Empire and the growth of global trade served not only to introduce English to the world, but to introduce words into English.

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