Tuesday 24 March 2015

Mapping English

If you have a bit of time to spare and have a passing interest in English. Then have a look at this very interesting website. Through the use of maps the development and spread of the English language are traced.

English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha. It reflects the influences of centuries of international exchange, including conquest and colonization, from the Vikings through the 21st century. There are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and how it has evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today. 

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