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Title      : PDE-45 Growth of the English Language and Literary Criticism
Subject      : English
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
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The Nature and origin of Language Total views (215)  
The study of the history of the English language - the fifth course, will show you how a living language is always changing; should always be prepared to change. It is this flexibility of English that has made it the International language today. And have we not a lesson to learn from it? Note the varied stages of its development as it is traced in your UnitsIBlocks and observe how many different ......
Pages: 12
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Origin of Writing Total views (218)  
Writing is the graphic representation of the symbols which constitute a language. Writing has certain advantages which are not shared by speech. What is written can be easily preserved and reproduced. The reader can study the written text at his lei sure and at hi s own pace whereas in the case of speech the listener has to adjust his power of comprehension to the speed chosen by the speaker. It i ......
Pages: 30
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Indo-European Family of Languages Total views (214)  
A study of English and other European languages shows a number of resemblances between all these languages. The English language belongs to the Teutonic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. By a family of languages is meant a group bound together by unmistakable likenesses in words and grammatical forms. A branch indicates a smaller group which has, besides the characteristics of the l ......
Pages: 13
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English as part of the Germanic Family Total views (222)  
Probably in the millennium preceding the Christian era, there grew up in Northern Europe a type of Indo-European from which descended all those languages which we call Germanic. The common form which the various Teutonic languages had before they became differentiated is known as the 'Primitive Germanic. As in the case of the primitive Indo-European, no written records exist of the common Germanic ......
Pages: 11
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Characteristics of Old English Total views (222)  
The Old English period extends from the earliest documents about the close of the seventh century to about twelfth by which time the effects of the Norman Conquest begin to be perceptible in language. The Angles and the Saxons from Northern Germany forcibly occupied the Romanized Briton in the fifth and sixth centuries. They introduced the "low German type" of language, which belonged to the Germa ......
Pages: 7
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Latin and Greek Influences on the English Language Total views (220)  
You must note that there is hardly any language which is entirely pure and which has not adopted some loan-words. According to Otto Jesperson the study of language shows that when a nation produces something which its neighbours consider worthy of attention they not only adopt the thing but also the name. The words thus adopted serve as milestones in the history of civilization even while •sp ......
Pages: 12
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The effects of the Norman Conquest and the French Influence on the English Language Total views (226)  
The Nonp.an.Conquest of England in, 1066 is a landmark in the history of English language. The Normans were French who occupied the Province of Normandy in the northwest of France. They were originally ruled by the Scandinavian Vikings who were of Germanic origin like the English whom they conquered. With the Norman Conquest coincides the Middle English period (1100 - 1450) as different from the O ......
Pages: 9
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Influence of the Bible and Shakespeare Total views (229)  
In this unit we will discuss the contribution and influence of the Bible and Shakespeare on the English language. Christianity has played a vital role both in the cultural as well as the liguistic history of England. Christianity influenced English literature through the Bibletranslations, paraphrases of the Bible and the biography of saints etc. Writers like Aelfric and Wulfston tried to mould an ......
Pages: 9
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Standard English and Received Standard Total views (222)  
Broadly speaking, Standard English signifies a 'correct', 'good' or 'accepted', type of English both aesthetically and practically. Aesthetically its sound and pronunciation should please our ears and practically it must be most clear and intelligible. And if we decide to support that which pleases for its beauty of sound or elegance of form, then we ask if there is anything like a generally accep ......
Pages: 8
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Contemporary Influence on the English Language Total views (222)  
The spread of English influence in many parts of the world was first largely through the printed word with the fixation of the form and spelling. The standardizing influence of printing is almost today acceptable wherever English is used in recognized conventional dress. A speaker of Canadian or Australian English for example of the cultivated type is using almost exactly the same written form of ......
Pages: 8
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English as a World Language Total views (224)  
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American philosopher and thinker said, "The English language is the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven." That is the reason why the English language has grown enormously in dimension and importance today. The French people are scared of the English language entering into their vocabulary.
Pages: 11
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Tracing the Origins of English Words Total views (226)  
You have gone through an intensive study and exercises on borrowals from various languages and how the English language has acquired a versatile and rich vocabulary, This has given the English language an unchallengeable claim to the status of a world language. You have also been sensitized to the ways in which Scandinavian, Greek, Latin, Arabic, French and Indian influence and many adjectives, pr ......
Pages: 22
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W.H.Hudson: An Introduction to the study of Literature Total views (221)  
This work was first published in 1910. In this book, W.H. Hudson discusses the nature and appeal of literature. The author helps us to distinguish between good and bad literature. The first two chapters of the book with the above title have been prescribed for your study. This book contains lectures delivered before an audience at Municipal Technical Institute, West Ham and the Polytechnic, Woolwi ......
Pages: 9
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W.H.Hudson: An Introduction to the study of Literature Total views (222)  
In chapter-II Hudson discusses profound issues connected with literature. He discusses at length the importance of the comparative method in the historical study of literature. He also discusses the literary relation of England with that of France and Germany. He traces the growth of Modem English prose since 18th century. He find s fault with Taine's formula of literary evolution.
Pages: 8
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter III Total views (220)  
In Unit 15 we are going to study 'The Study of Poetry' Chapter III from An Introduction to the Study of Lilerature' by W.H. Hudson. In this chapter W.H. Hudson presents various aspects of poetry and we shall try to understand these aspects as clearly as we can. Wc are going to understand various intricacies of poetry, such as poetic interpretation of life and its relevance to life. We are also goi ......
Pages: 8
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter III Total views (220)  
In this Unit also we are going to study 'An Introduction to the study of literature' Chapter III by W.H. Hudson. We are going to study the different kinds of poetry. We are also going to investigate why we should read poetry and how to appreciate it. W.H. Hudson classifies poetry into personal or subjective poetry and the impersonal or objective poetry. I-Ie discusses various aspects of lyrical po ......
Pages: 8
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter IV Total views (221)  
It is our objective to study elements of fiction in this unit. This relies on the chapter "The study of prose fiction" from "An Introduction to the study of literature" by W.H. Hudson. In this chapter he discusses such aspects of novel as plot, characterization, dialogue, humour, pathos and tragedy. He also discusses the social background to a story and the use of nature. Finally the novelist's cr ......
Pages: 6
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter IV Total views (220)  
In this unit we are going to understand the importance of dialogue in a novel. It enhances the dramatic effect of incidents in a novel. W.H. Hudson also discusses in this chapter such things as humor, pathos and tragedy. A truly great novel becomes a representative of its age. The social background and material setting in fiction gives the novel a new dimension. A good many historical novels make ......
Pages: 10
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter V Total views (222)  
After dealing in depth with the literary forms of poetry and prose fiction, Hudson concentrates on the study of the drama in Chapter V. In fact he makes a lime-squeezing analysis of this major literary form in all its ramifications. Since Novel and Drama are compounded of the same elements, he begins first by a vibrant contrast of these two literary forms, before discussing threadbare all the elem ......
Pages: 13
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter VI Total views (223)  
In this part of his study of dramatic art, Hudson elaborates the principles of parallelism, contrast and dramatic irony in the constitution of the plot. Among the different types of dramas, he makes the distinction between the classic Greek drama and the romantic, neo-classic and modern dramas. In fact, the drama has assumed different forms in different periods and countries. It is interesting to ......
Pages: 13
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter VI and Appendix on Personality in Literature Total views (223)  
It his study of criticism, Hudson presents logically the true nature and definition of criticism, its use and abuse, before exploring in depth the two different functions of criticism, namely interpretation and judgment. Though criticism is conceived primarily as an instrument in the study of literature. It is itself a form of literature and as such it deserves to be considered for its own sake. T ......
Pages: 12
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W.H.Hudson: Chapter VI and Appendix on Personality in Literature Total views (223)  
The Appendix part of the book must not be regarded as extraneous matter or an afterthought of Hudson. It is illustrative and complementary on subjects such as the personality in literature, the interpretation of poetry and the significance of the essay and the short story as forms of literature. He considers, first of all, literature as an expression of not only the individuality or the personali ......
Pages: 10
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Practical Criticism Total views (241)  
Criticism is the overall term for studies concerned with defining, classifying, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating works of literature. At the first instance, theoretical criticism proposes a theory of literature, in the sense of general principles, together with a set of terms, distinctions and categories, to be applied to identifying and analyzing works of literature, as well as the criteria ......
Pages: 9
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