AQA English Language A2: Middle English 1000AD - 1500AD

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What happened in the Middle English period that drastically changed English language?
Norman French invasion
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The invasion split the language use in England into two parts. What language did each part speak?
Ruling class spoke prestige form of French. Conquered people spoke English
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Which other languages did the English language borrow words from?
French and Latin
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Were inflections regularised during the Middle English period?
Yes
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Were high vowels such as /i/ and /u/ lengthened or shortened in ME?
Lengthened
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What did the Great Vowel Shift in 1600 include?
Long vowels sounding similar to the pronunciations we use today
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What did Caxton's Printing Press do to the English language?
A standard form of English was available for everyone to see
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Who was an Middle English Grammarian?
John Hart
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The invasion split the language use in England into two parts. What language did each part speak?

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Ruling class spoke prestige form of French. Conquered people spoke English

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Which other languages did the English language borrow words from?

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Were inflections regularised during the Middle English period?

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Were high vowels such as /i/ and /u/ lengthened or shortened in ME?

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