English is a West Germanic language which originated from the Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Britain by Germanic settlers and Roman auxiliary troops from various parts of what is now northwest Germany and the northern Netherlands. Initially, Old English was a diverse group of dialects, reflecting the varied origins of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms of England. One of these dialects, Late West Saxon, eventually came to dominate. The original Old English language was then influenced by two waves of invasion: the first by speakers of the Scandinavian branch of the Germanic language family, who conquered and colonized parts of Britain in the 8th and 9th centuries; the second by the Normans in the 11th century, who spoke Old Norman and ultimately developed an English variety of this called Anglo-Norman. These two invasions caused English to become "mixed" to some degree, though it was never a truly mixed language in the strict linguistic sense of the word, as mixed languages arise from the co-habitation of speakers of different languages, who develop a hybrid tongue for basic communication.

Teacher  Subject
 Ms. Comegys
 Language Arts / Yearbook / Newspaper
 Mr. Rold  Language Arts (Department Chairperson)
 Mrs. Pence  Language Arts / A+ Program Coordinator
 Ms. Hollis            
 Language Arts / French
 Mrs. Rold
 Language Arts

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