Controlling the Language Notes

Questions

1. What are some examples of words that entered the English language from Latin around the time of the Renaissance?

2. What are some examples that originated in Greek and entered the English language around the time of the Renaissance?

3. What are some words that have entered the English language from Latin very recently?

4. What was The Inkhorn Controversy?

5. What was the problem with Sir John Cheke’s argument?

6. When was the first English dictionary put together?

7. What kind of people were expected to read the first English dictionary?

8. Who were some famous English Renaissance poets?

9. How did Shakespeare make sure ordinary people could understand his work?

10. What percentage of the people of London used to watch Shakespeare’s plays?

 

 

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