Ch 19: Influences on the Development of the English Language

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to improve your understanding of how historical events and other languages shaped the development of the English language. You will have the opportunity to review how the invention of the printing press influenced the development of modern communication, the importance of the technological revolution, and other related topics.

Influences on the Development of the English Language - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can review and improve your understanding of how the English language developed and the effects of technology on literature and verbal communication. These lessons ensure that you are ready to:

  • Detail historical influences on the English language
  • Explain how the invention of the printing press changed the world
  • Discuss the evolution of the computer
  • Describe English derivatives from Latin and Greek
  • Identify regional and dialectical variations of standard English

These lessons are mobile device compatible, so you can watch them when and where it's convenient. For an additional review of the material, read over the video transcripts. These written overviews not only help you reinforce your understanding of the material, but also help you study the key vocabulary of the chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Influences on the Development of the English Language
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History of the English Language: Influences & Development

1. History of the English Language: Influences & Development

Ever wonder how English came to be the language it is today? This video lesson gives a brief account of how English has transformed during the last few thousand years of history.

How the Printing Press Changed the World

2. How the Printing Press Changed the World

When you think of inventions that changed the world, you may think of farming tools or the wheel, or even the Internet. However, few can truly compare to the humble printing press.

History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution

3. History of Computers: Timeline & Evolution

Modern computing has a rich history. Learn about the earliest computing devices developed by humans, the first electronic computers and the development of modern computer components, such as microprocessors and the graphical user interface, in this video lesson.

Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

4. Technological Revolutions: Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we explore a few of the technological innovations that have helped create the 21st-century world and will likely change our world throughout the century.

English Language Derivatives From Latin & Greek

5. English Language Derivatives From Latin & Greek

This lesson will introduce you to how the knowledge of Latin and Greek roots, suffixes, and prefixes can be used to understanding the meaning of words in the English language of today that are derived from Latin and Greek.

Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

6. Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

The English language is complex, with multiple regional and dialectical variations. In this lesson, we examine the different variations of the English language in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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