The midterms are a combination of T/F; multiple choice; fill in the blank; parsing; and possibly matching and short answers.
Terms in square brackets were not focused on and are not on this midterm. Some, like polysemy, may come up later in the course. A few more terms may be added by Thursday from class on Tuesday 9/27.
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, Normans 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 [Ethelred the Unready] Shakespeare standardization (of language, of spelling) Noah WebsterWords in English
native synonyms prescriptivism borrowed [polysemy] standard, nonstandard nativized, nativization homonyms (said of linguistic loanword, borrowing doublets forms)
morpheme back formation root zero-derivation affix blends, blending prefix clipping suffix folk etymology inflection reanalysis derivation analogy compounds, compounding parse, parsing acronym filler, linker morpheme