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History & development of english language

historical linguistics focuses on the dev of >6,00 langes and connections between
ethno linguistics study of how language determnnes and reflects world views of people
types of languages analytic and synthetic, most languages are mixed
analytic language uses very few prfixes and suffuxes ( bound morphemes), gramatical endings and inflections ( eg -es-ing)
synthetic languages uses many bound morphemes and often strings them together to form words
development of written language concrete, semiconcrete, semiabstract, abstract
concrete level souvenirs or concrete reminders to remember story, event
semiconcrete level pictography ( drawings) 30,00 BCE
semiabstract more sophisticated way of keeping records than just picture, i.e. anuml bones w/ notches20, 00 BCE - 6,500BCE
Abstract pictographs as scriots (Mesopetamians 3,100BCE)cuneform Sumerians, developed into alphabet
ideographic writing wrtiiten abstract sysmbols that represent ideas
449 CE birth of english Language
Old Englis synthetic language
modern english analytic language - depends on word order and function for meaning
syntax rules combining words into meaningful sentences
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