Saturday, January 16, 2016

How the English language grew (by borrowing words from different languages)

In this amazing interactive animation lasting just two minutes, the Oxford English Dictionary shows how words taken or adapted from different languages influenced the growth of the English language, from 1150 to the present day.
Classroom Connection: This map demonstrates visually the concept of cultural diffusion, as new words to English are added because of the interactions caused by exploration, trade, and settlement.

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