The Story of English Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Robert McCrum
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 116 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Story of English Lesson Plans

Introduction, Speaking of English

• The authors note that the English language brings together many influences in one place.

• In their record of the language, the authors rely upon literature, news, voice recordings, songs, and the like in order to tell a general story about the history of the English language.

• The English language is in constant flux and is always adding and losing terms, pronunciations, and the like.
• It has been hard to know how the English language sounded in its various forms until voice recording, but its genius is still available.

• English speakers have a natural way of knowing what words go where even with fewer concrete rules about grammar than some other languages.

• This implicit sense of appropriateness gives English its own ebb and flow that can be aided by lexicographers but not stopped.
• The English language is hard to write about, particularly because it is...

(read more Chapter Abstracts)

This section contains 2,009 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Story of English Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
The Story of English from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook