When was the period of Old English?
When was the period of Middle English?
When was the period of Early Modern English?
When was the period of Late Modern English?
When was the period of Present-Day English?
From 1900- today
What does the internal history of periods mean?
Common features at the levels of vocabulary, phonology, morphology and syntax
What does the external history of periods refer to?
To political and cultural events that had an influence on the development of language
The internal history of old English
--> Fully inflected
--> relatively free word order
--> germanic vocabulary