Language Change: Context

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    • 1500s
      • Shifts in world power
      • 1300-1500s Great Vowel Shift
    • 1600s
      • Famine in France
    • 1700s
      • Cotton mills were first opened in England (1742)
      • 1st Dictionary invented by Johnson
      • Standardisation
    • 1800s
      • Great Britain and Ireland merged to become the United Kingdom (1801)
      • UK defeated French and Spanish fleets and dominated seas (1805)
      • Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, and was exiled to St. Helena (1815)
      • American Civil War (1861 - 65)
      • 1839 Goodyear 1st condom
    • 1910s
      • WW1
      • Influenza epidemic
      • Titanic
    • 1920s
      • Charles Lindbergh made 1st nonstop transatlantic flight
      • Irish Free State established
      • Britain, US, Japan, France and Italy sign naval disarmament treaty
    • 1930s
      • WW2
    • 1940s
      • WW2 ends, rationing continues
    • 1400s
      • Caxton's Printing Press
    • 1950s
      • Russia launches first earth satellite in the world
      • Colour TV 1951
      • Disneyland Opens
    • 1960s
      • Contraceptive pill
      • Untitled
      • American's invaded Vietnam
    • 1970s
      • Sex Discrimination Act
      • Soviet Troops occupied Afghanistan
    • 1980s
      • Hillsborough Disaster
      • Chernobyl nuclear power station had a serious accident
    • 1990s
      • Princess Diana dies
      • World Wide Web
      • Tunnel between English and France opens
  • UK defeated French and Spanish fleets and dominated seas (1805)
  • Contraceptive pill

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