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The story of English. / The mother tongue

Author: Robert McCrumRobert MacNeilWilliam CranBritish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Explains how the speech of a few Germanic tribes blended with that of Viking and Norman invaders to become the English language. Examines the importance of Chaucer to the development of an English literature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McCrum; Robert MacNeil; William Cran; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 166331626
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS television mini-series, The story of English in 1986.
Performer(s): Hosted by Robert MacNeil.
Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.; This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD equipment.
Contents: Birth of the Indo-European language --
Birth of English in the British Isles --
The influences of Old English --
The dark ages --
The influences of Middle English --
Chaucer --
"Standard" English --
"Dramatized" English.
Other Titles: Mother tongue
Story of English (Television program)
Responsibility: a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET ; producer, William Cran ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; host & co-writer, Robert MacNeil.

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Explains how the speech of a few Germanic tribes blended with that of Viking and Norman invaders to become the English language. Examines the importance of Chaucer to the development of an English literature.

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