This research paper will attempt to scratch the surface, on the subject of spelling reform and the Americanization of the English Language in America. For hundreds of years there have been many attempts to differentiate American English from our former rulers, the British. A precious few of the attempts have been victorious and most were complete blunders. We will look at who the proponent(s) were, most notably, Noah Webster, the man considered by many to be ‘America’s Teacher’. We will examine the inconsistent condition of the English Language in the early American colonies, in order to come to a conclusion as to why so much time and effort were being put into changing the British way of spelling.
TMA Cover Form FACULTY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES TMA COVER FORM: U214A Worlds of English I Introduction The Dictionary of English language (1755) was among the most famous dictionaries in history written by Samuel Johnson. He was the first English lexicographer who wrote a dictionary that clearly achieved the prescriptive goals of English language. He believed English language was a mess and required to be formed. He made the English language matter through developing the English dictionary where he provided witty definitions to various words making their meaning clear. Johnson’s dictionary provided definitions that covered over 114,000 quotations in all branches of learning.
Lowth(1762) is a very influential grammar which, appearing at much the same time as Priestly (1761), considers aspects of the relative clause system discussed in the Grammaire generale et raisonnee(1600), and being conservative, dismisses it. When looking into the eighteenth century grammar books, numbers of example sentences were copied from one grammar to
English language standardization is a standard form of written English which has been established in England, that standard is always evolving and as English has spread around the world, several different varieties of English now exist. It’s also stress that the stages of standardization need to be successive and may extend over , and that the process involved in the implementation of a standard English are ongoing as successive generation attempt to suppress the variability which is the inventible result of linguistic change . Samuel Johnson dictionary (1755) is named by the dictionary of Standard English which became a model and standard of English in America and England. The dictionaries before Johnson were just a list
He was the first man to create the British-style poetry, and he made great contributions to the history of English literature. The British and the world's writers are highly rated for Chaucer. Because of that he not only opened the British Elizabethan literature path, but also affected the later British literary writers. The change and evolution of his personal style can be seen from Chaucer's representative works. In the mature period Chaucer is not only to create his own unique style works, but also to use this unique style to open the Elizabethan period of literary peak.
In the sixteenth century, there is evidence of a consensus of opinions as the "Best English" at least for writing. At that time, London-based standard had been selected and accepted by people through the country. The most frequently quoted text from this period from George Puttenham. Puttenham's text was one of the most important guides for hopeful writers produced at this time, which testify to the beginning of elaboration of function as the standard variety begins to take over functions previously carried out in Latin. At this time there was a feeling that English was not a appropriate for writing; because it lacked eloquence and classical rhetoric.
The main reason why English is so important is mainly due to the political and economic power the British used to have in the world. Between 17th and early 20th century Britain 's imperial power was at its peak in the countries it had colonized. This power led to the rapid spread of the English language. The legacy of British imperialism caused many former colonies to thoroughly institutionalize the English language in their courts, parliament,
English language standardization is a standard form of written English which has been established in England, that standard is always evolving and as English has spread around the world, several different varieties of English now exist. It’s also stress that the stages of standardization need to be successive and may extend over , and that the process involved in the implementation of a standard English are ongoing as successive generation attempt to suppress the variability which is the inventible result of linguistic change . Samuel Johnson dictionary (1755) is named by the dictionary of Standard English which became a model and standard of English in America and England. The dictionaries before Johnson were just a list of synonyms defining hard word which borrowed from Latin or French. In the 17 century grammar books at this time presented the information which related to the spelling, definitions, origin of words and usage notes.
The codification of English language English language is one of most famous languages in the world, but when it's start and how it's standardization and codification, we need to back in time in 450 AD which English language was not the language of England, Celtic was original language , but in early modern English (1450 -1750c) that was the time which English became national language, and the renaissance start, Shakespeare and literature have shown (Seargeant& Swann 50-51), in 1966 Haugen told us in his model that standardization of English language begin first selection, then codification also elaboration and implementation, but we will focus on second part of standardization that it's codification(68-69), we can define the codification as process aim to write grammars book and dictionaries to protect the language, generally it's focus in the general knowledge (Jetter& Kraaijenbran& Schroder& Wijnhoven 77) . Before we go to the codification of English language we need to
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