Words in English
Linguistics/English 215
Rice University
Prof. S. Kemmer


History of English

Old English (Anglo-Saxon)         Normans
Middle English                    Norman conquest
Early Modern English              Battle of Hastings
Present Day English (PDE)         Edward the Confessor
Celts                             Harold Godwinson
Romans                            William of Normandy (William the Conqueror)
Anglo-Saxons                      Norman French   
Beowulf                           Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
King Alfred (Alfred the Great)    William Caxton, printing press
Vikings, Danes                    Great English Vowel Shift  
Canute (Cnut)                     King James Bible       
Danelaw, Watling Street           colonialism 
                                  standardization (of language, of spelling)
                                  Noah Webster

Words in English
native                            synonyms                 
borrowed                          homonyms
nativized, nativization	          doublets               
loanword, borrowing               standard, nonstandard  (said of
                                    linguistic forms)


morpheme                          filler, linker morpheme 
root                              compounds, compounding
affix                             folk etymology                   
prefix                            blending, blends
suffix                            clipping                                  
inflection                        back formation
derivation                        zero-derivation
parse, parsing                    reanalysis

© 2004 Suzanne Kemmer
Last modified 23 Sept 04