Chesley Cunningham: "It's truly fascinating to see how one person and one event can influence an entire language. In relation to teaching and the learning of today's students, it's apparent that students oral and written language is shaped by their environment and surroundings. Based on history, one can assume that the English language that we speak in today will under-go shifts and changes that will later be studied. I think that the next generation of linguists will find that social media will be responsible for a great deal of the changes in the English language."
Kensey Edgar: "While we move into the future of the English language, we must not forget the past. Everything in our English language has evolved and is forever changing. We must acknowledge our English language forefathers and their contributions, as well as recognize evolving patterns and styles. This project allowed us to examine a certain period in time, explore how extensive the evolution of the English language really was, and how it has changed. Teachers and students should recognize and appreciate all the history and effort that is associated with the English language."
Victoria Mills: "By exploring the history of the English language it allows us to further appreciate the language we know today. Every year more words are added to the English Dictionary and one day students will be studying the impact of the internet on the English language the same way we are studying the influence of wars and the printing press. Teachers and students can appreciate the influence that they will have on our developing language by reflecting on the changes of the past."
Sarah Shomberg: "Language is constantly changing and I think it is important for teachers and students alike to be aware of where it came from and how it evolved. There are so many influences to our current everyday language and those influences will shape future language patterns. This project allowed us to snapshot a specific time period and to study all those influences to see how our language today came to be."