The English Language

June 25, 2007 · Posted in history, language 

450–1100 Old English (Anglo-Saxon) – The language of Beowulf. 1100–1500 Middle English – The language of Chaucer. 1500–1650 Early Modern English (or Renaissance English) – The language of Shakespeare. 1650–present Modern English (or Present-Day English) – The language as spoken today. Read Full Article 

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