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ERIC Number: ED010824
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 27
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HISTORY OF ENGLISH, PART TWO. LANGUAGE CURRICULUM IV, STUDENT VERSION.
KITZHABER, ALBERT R.
A DISCUSSION OF THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WAS CONTINUED (PART 1 IS ED 010 823) TO GIVE THE 10TH-GRADE STUDENT AN ACCURATE PICTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AT AN IMPORTANT STAGE IN ITS DEVELOPMENT. THE TIME CHOSEN WAS THE 17TH CENTURY, AND THE EXAMPLE WAS SHAKESPEARE'S "JULIUS CAESAR." THIS PLAY WAS CHOSEN AS AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE OF THE WIDESPREAD AND ENDURING POPULARITY OF SHAKESPEARE'S WORKS, AS WELL AS THE RELATIVE EASE OF READING SUCH WORKS BY A MODERN AUDIENCE. (THESE WORKS ALSO EXEMPLIFY IN THEIR STYLE, GRAMMAR, AND LANGUAGE A PERIOD OF STANDARDIZATION OF MODERN ENGLISH.) VOCABULARY, MEANING, GRAMMAR, AND PRONUNCIATION CHANGES WERE ILLUSTRATED BETWEEN THE EARLY MODERN ENGLISH OF SHAKESPEARE AND THE ENGLISH OF TODAY, AND RELATED STUDENT EXERCISES WERE SUGGESTED. THIS INTRODUCTION TO THE "HISTORY OF ENGLISH" NOT ONLY DEALT WITH CHANGES AFFECTING THE PRESENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE BUT SERVED AS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDDLE ENGLISH OF CHAUCER WHICH WAS TO BE STUDIED IN A SUBSEQUENT UNIT. RELATED REPORTS ARE ED 010 129 THROUGH ED 010 160 AND ED 010 803 THROUGH ED 010 832. (PM)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers: NEW GRAMMAR; Oregon (Eugene); PROJECT ENGLISH; Shakespeare (William)