English Language Services – For All Eventualities!

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English language services

Collaborating with our skilled English subtitling team, our English translators, interpreters, transcribers and voiceover artists, we deliver class-leading English language language services.

Our English services include:

  • Advertising, PR, Marketing, Transcreation
  • Audio Description
  • Transcription
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Book Translation
  • Brand Checking
  • Certified, Notarised, and FCO Legalised Translation
  • Consecutive F2F and Remote Interpreting
  • Court Interpreting
  • Document Translation
  • Financial Translation
  • Language Services for Events
  • Legal Translation
  • Localisation and Website Translation
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation
  • Proofreading and Editing
  • Script Preparation
  • Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Subtitling and Captions
  • Technical Translation
  • Telephone Interpreting
  • University Transcription
  • Typesetting
  • Voiceover

But what about the language itself?

English, spoken by over 2 billion people globally, stands as a key global language. Its journey, from its roots in ancient Germanic tribes to its modern form, is a fascinating tale worth exploring. Let’s take a concise look at its evolution.

The Beginnings of the English language

English emerged with the 5th-century invasion of Britain by Germanic tribes. Initially, various Celtic dialects were spoken in the region. As the invaders settled, Old English began to take shape, evolving through different phases:

  1. Old English (5th to 11th Century): Early stages lacked written records, but by the 7th century, notable authors like Cynewulf and Aldhelm emerged. The Norman invasion in the 11th century marked the transition to Early Middle English.
  2. Early Middle English: During this period, English grammar and syntax started to evolve, influenced by Norman and French. The loss of case endings led to changes in grammar structure.
  3. Late Middle English: By the 14th century, a distinct dialect, East Midlands, gained prominence, notably seen in Geoffrey Chaucer’s works. Standardisation efforts, like Chancery English, began shaping Early Modern English.
  4. Early Modern English: The 15th to mid-17th century saw significant changes, with innovations like the printing press and translations of the Bible into English. Influential figures like Shakespeare enriched the language, incorporating new words and expressions.
  5. Late Modern English: The Industrial Revolution and colonial expansion further expanded English vocabulary with scientific and cultural exchanges. Colonialism brought foreign words into English, enriching its lexicon.
  6. English Today: English has evolved into a refined language, despite challenges like casual messaging. Studying its history reveals a journey marked by cultural exchange, conflicts, and technological advancements. From Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling, English literature reflects this dynamic evolution.

That’s why Knockhundred offers so many language services!

The story of English is one of resilience and adaptation, reflecting the complexities of human history. Today, as learners engage with English through various courses, they tap into a rich legacy of language that continues to shape global communication and cultural expression.

Click here for more info on the history of the English language. If you’re unsure what English language services you require, please take a look at our services page.

No matter what your language requirements are, please contact one of out lovely project managers to discuss your next project!


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