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A history of the English language

Author: Michael D C Drout; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, 2007.
Series: Modern scholar.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Addresses the foundation of language and its connection to portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated, including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift.
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D C Drout; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781429457620 1429457627
OCLC Number: 85387914
Notes: Audio file.
Title from image of compact disc container on Web page (viewed Feb. 27, 2007).
Previously released on compact disc, 2006.
Performer(s): Professor Michael D.C. Drout, lecturer.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file).
Contents: Lecture 1. The foundations of language: brain, development, acquisition --
Lecture 2. Signs and meanings: semantics --
Lecture 3. Sounds of language: phonetics --
Lecture 4. Sound and meaning: phonology --
Lecture 5. Sound shifts and history --
Lecture 6. The rules: syntax --
Lecture 7. Words, words, words --
Lecture 8. The history of the English language --
Lecture 9. From Germanic to Old English --
Lecture 10. Borrowing and influence: Romans, Celts, Danes (Latin, Celtic, Scandinavian) --
Lecture 11. The Norman Conquest, the influence of French, and the development of Middle English --
Lecture 12. To Modern English: the Great Vowel Shift --
Lecture 13: You say soda, I say pop: dialect, variants, and the development of American English --
Lecture 14. A global language: the present and future of English.
Series Title: Modern scholar.
Responsibility: Michael D.C. Drout.

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Addresses the foundation of language and its connection to portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated, including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift.

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