The History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

eAudio - unabridged
(18.45 hours)
Product Number: GC2250
Released: 25 Feb, 2008
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781682765265
Narrator(s): Seth Lerer
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Description

This course offers an overview of the English language that is literary, historical, cultural, political, and scientific in its scope and designed to give you greater insight into the written and spoken word.The lectures provide a thorough understanding of the history of the English language - from its origins as a dialect of the Germanic-speaking peoples through the literary and cultural documents of its 1,500-year span to the state of American speech today. Professor Lerer defines concepts by illustrating them with copious examples. He often speaks in the dialect appropriate to each lecture - be it Old English, Chaucer’s Middle English, or the colloquial style of Mark Twain’s most unforgettable characters.

Author(s): Seth Lerer
Genre: Language
Original Publish Date: 25 Feb, 2008

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