Shakespeare´s Englsh

 

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About the language change from Chaucer to Shakespeare

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Shakespeare’s English ! Middle English to Early Modern English Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel from Wikipedia. Image in public domain. 
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Instructions ! ! ! Listen to an example of Shakespeare’s English at BBC History: Ages of English Timeline! http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/language_timeline/index_embed.shtml! Then read the Great Vowel Shift (and listen to the sound clips) at http:// www.thehistoryofenglish.com/history_early_modern.html and answer the questions below.Questions! ! 1. ! ! 3. ! ! ! ! ! Give one exampel of language change from Chaucer’s English to Shakespeare’s English.! 2. Give three examples of how Early Modern English (Shakespeare’s English) is different form Modern English.! Give at least five examples of words or phrases coined by Shakespeare.! 4. What was the background for the enormous increase in vocabualy in the English Language between 1530-1660! Links Great Vowel Shift ! http://www.thehistoryofenglish.com/history_early_modern.html ! BBC History: Ages of English Timeline! http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/language_timeline/index_embed.shtml! Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babel! http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_Babel_ %28Vienna%29_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg!

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