• Corpus ID: 165684785

Latin influence on english language

  title={Latin influence on english language},
  author={Leila Rita Abu},
There are some languages that try to avoid as far they can the use of alien terms. They do this by forming new words that are made up of native elements. English, how­ ever, has always made use of foreign words. The English language has been particular­ ly open to foreign influences (Serjeantson 1993: 1). English has borrowed words from several languages over the course of its histo­ ry. A great deal of the foreign elements in the English lexicon are of Latin or French origin, but several other… 

Figures from this paper



Problems in the origins and development of the English language

This introduction discusses the history of English, language Typology and Language Families, and some of the key events in the Late Modern Period.

Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages

This volume deals with linguistic purism in its many realizations. In particular, the articles look at the relationship of purism to historical prescriptivism (e. g. the influence of grammarians in

The Concise Oxford dictionary of English etymology

Where did the words bungalow and assassin derive? What did nice mean in the Middle Ages? How were adder, anger, and umpire originally spelt? The answers can be found in this essential companion to

From Old English to Standard English: A Course Book in Language Variation across Time

The English language is brought to Britain old English from old English to middle English middle English 1 - Southern and Kentish dialects middle English 2 - Northern dialects middle English 3 - West

The Cambridge history of the English language

1. Introduction Suzanne Romaine 2. Vocabulary John Algeo 3. Syntax David Denison 4. Onomastics Richard Coates 5. Phonology Michael K. C. MacMahon 6. English grammar and usage Edward Finegan 7.

A Biography of the English Language

1. Introduction. 2. Phonology. 3. Writing. 4. Language Families and Indo-European. 5. Old English (AD 450 - 1100). 6. Middle English (1100 - 1500). 7. Early Modern English (1500 - 1800). 8.

A History o f the English Language, Amsterdam, John Benja­ mins

  • 2006

C.M.-Hayes, Mary 2011: A Biography o f the English

  • 2011

1910: Tudor-Stuart Views on the Growth and Structure o f the English

  • 1910