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How Did The English Language Change Over Time

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The English language has undergone many changes over the course of history. In the Middle Ages some of the major changes to the spoken and written language of the time were influenced by many cultural and industrial events. The biggest cultural event of the time was the Renaissance, the English language came to the forefront at this time finally becoming a widely accepted and used language in the world. In earlier times Latin and French were considered to be the languages of the educated masses, this was the first time that English began to be recognized as a language used by scholars. Another major cultural event was what is commonly referred to as the Golden Age in English Literature. Such famous authors as Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare,
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