A brief history of the English language by Evanthia Diakoumakou
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2017 11.00-12.00, 286 Thessalonikis Str. Kallithea
Evanthia, after completed her Bachelor in Greek Literature at the National University of Athens, she continued her studies in the U.S.A. and she received an MA in Linguistics by the Wayne State University in Detroit and a PhD in Linguistics by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Following her brilliant studies, Evanthia taught both at the University of Michigan and Oakland University in the U.S.A. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in the Phonetics, which is her area of specialization.
At New York College she has been teaching Second Language Acquisition and Research Methods, and she is head supervisor in research dissertation and theses. Evanthia is highly evaluated by her students for her superb support and guidance.
The history of the language that we refer to as ‘English’ is a story of diversity and change. English has changed from being a minor Germanic dialect of the 5th century AD to a ‘language’ with over one billion users around the world. Exploring its history, even briefly, may help us understand its present status and speculate about its future.