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The History of Language

by Kenneth G. Wilson - 1970

The English language is usually said to have begun in the sixth and seventh centuries, when the Germanic Angles, Saxons, and Jutes invaded and settled the Celtic island of Britain? With the techniques of historical linguistics and philology, in spite of the lack of written records, we have been able to reconstruct the older forms, sounds, and vocabularies of the invaders' language in remarkable detail, working mainly from later written sources and from our knowledge of linguistic change. The Celtic language, together with most of the Roman linguistic remains, disappeared from England, except for a few place names. The history of English had begun.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 69, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 6, 1970, p. 109-132
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19579, Date Accessed: 10/30/2020 3:15:58 PM

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