He was born in England in the year 1367 and ruled England from 1377 to 1399 (Saul, 1997). Around the time of King Richard II’s birth the English military was one of the strongest in the world. They were strong at sea with their navy, but also in the fields where they were led by some of history’s best commanders (Saul, 1997). The high population of England during that time probably contributed greatly to the victories that the military was achieving. A population of about six-seven million people while King Richard II was being molded into a king took a drastic cut due to the Black Death in 1348 (Saul, 1997).
Apart from the education system, colonization made Civil law distributed far across Europe continent. European imperial powers such as Spain, Portugal and French left their legal system in their colonies. Today, we still can trace the French legal system influence in former colonies like Haiti, Tunisia, Libya and Cambodia. In Asia, Indonesia Civil law are based on its colonizer, the Dutch. Interestingly, few major jurisdictions particularly China, Japan and Thailand, despite without civilian tradition ever imposed on them through colonization, decided to adopt legal traditions based purely or predominantly on Civil law (Fordham, 2012).
Suffix –ory: when this suffix is preceded by unstressed syllable, it is pronounced [ǝri] in British English, but in American English it is pronounced [ɔ:ri], as in accusatory, amatory, and derogatory. On the other hand, when the suffix –ory is preceded by stressed syllable, in most cases British english drops the sound schwa and American english maintains the sound [ɔ:],as in conservatory, pronounced [kǝn'sɜ:vtri] in British English and [kǝn'sɜ:vtɔ:ri] in American
The British Empire The British empire was the first genuine global empire, it ranged from America in the west, to Asia in the east, Canada in the north and Africa in the south. The British empire was the largest global empire to date, it controlled 1/4 of the world's territory and 1/5 of the world's population. The British empire lasted from around 1580, all the way up until 1997 when Hong Kong was reunited with China. The foundation of the British empire can be found all the way back in 1490, when they set up plantations in Ireland, they also attempted to colonize the newly discovered America, but they failed to do so, until the reign of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth wanted to colonize America, and sent out Humphrey Gilbert to do so, but when they got to Americas, they left no settlers behind and Gilbert died on the return
After the Norman invasion, English was not the first language of the ruling classes. For several countries, French and Latin were spoken in England as well as English which in its many regional forms was the language of everyday life and of the lower classes. In the fourteenth century, the official government documents were first written in English, a sense of a national
General characteristic of Early Modern English: Shakespeare 's grammar and vocabulary. William Shakespeare is certainly the most well-known Englishman of all times. Apart from many achievements of his that had a significant impact on culture and the arts he was also an integral part of the development of Early Modern English. Without doubt one can state that every single day he or she uses various forms and colloquialisms created and disseminated by Shakespeare. It is important to note, however, that the raise of Modern English was only possible due to rampant social and political changes that occurred within the time frame of XVI, XVII century and that the presence of Shakespeare was merely, yet greatly, just one of the factors.
Nowadays, newspaper and magazines are one of the most popular advertising media among the advertisers and companies. Even though online newspapers have developed, but most of the Malaysian prefer to read the newspaper. To trace back Malaysia’s print media, one must know is Malaysia print media history. Very much like other countries of developing world, the rise of India and the print media of Malaysia waas brought by European colonialism. Afterward, Malaysia first English newspapers as known as the Government Gazette, later it changed the name to Prince of Wales Island Gazette (PWIG) and started on March 1, 1806, owned by A.B.Bone.
What do I know about the module I’m going to study ? I know that English comes from originally the British isles, and then go spread in the new world, what we know now as America, after the European settled in in the 16th century. English today is a very important language, as it is spoken fluently is several part of the world. One of the reason why it is so popular is that the United States are the first economic power in the world on the 21st century. What do I know know about the module.
English around the world No one can deny that the English language is acknowledged as the dominant language all over the globe. It’s a language known for being easy to be learned, flexible towards new word entries, and its rich content. In fact, about 1.5 to 2 billion people worldwide speak English. It’s considered the language of education, communication, business, and politics. Actually, it took many centuries for the English language to develop into its modern form.
To this day, English has been the most widely spread language around the globe. It is the official language of over 50 countries and the third most spoken language worldwide (Lewis, Gary, & Charles, 2010). However, despite the contributions English has made to the merging of a global village, the spreading of English will lead to the displacement of local languages and cultural identities. It threatens to replace many regional languages by dominating the daily communications of individuals, and furthermore, destroying their cultural identities in the process. The globalization of English will result in the displacement of local languages since it will reduce the usage of regional languages and slowly replacing them in the process.