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English language

(Encyclopedia) English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages ). Spoken by about…

Jespersen, Otto

(Encyclopedia) Jespersen, Otto ŏ´tō yĕs´pərsən [key], 1860–1943, Danish philologist. Professor of English language and literature at the Univ. of Copenhagen and later rector there,…


(Encyclopedia) mikado mĭkä´dō [key], a former title of the emperor of Japan used chiefly in the English language.

Krapp, George Philip

(Encyclopedia) Krapp, George Philip, 1872–1934, American scholar, b. Cincinnati. Krapp joined the faculty of Columbia Univ. in 1897, was professor of English at the Univ. of Cincinnati…

Old English

(Encyclopedia) Old English: see type ; English language ; Anglo-Saxon literature .

Bishop's University

(Encyclopedia) Bishop's University, provincially supported, English-language university at Lennoxville, Que., Canada; founded 1843 by the Anglican bishop of Quebec as a liberal…

King Horn

(Encyclopedia) King Horn, probably the earliest English-language romance, written c.1250 and containing about 1,500 lines. It is by an anonymous author and is based on an earlier work…