International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Different Impact Patterns of Norman and Mongol Conquests on English and Chinese
Dr. Tiping Su, MA. Bin Zhang

Norman Conquest and Mongol conquest are two monumental events in the history of England and China respectively. The impacts of these two events on English and Chinese languages are far-reaching and merit thorough study. This paper will first review the linguistic changes of English after Norman Conquest in three aspects: lexical, orthographic and grammatical. Then the focus will be shifted to how the Chinese language change by analyzing authentic texts collected before, during and after the Mongol conquest. Based on the comparison of the two events and their consequences on languages, tentative patterns of language assimilation in the ambiance of alien conquests will be generated.

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