THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH
500 AD to 2000 AD
COMPLETE SET: 8 programs on 4 DVDs
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The sweeping history of the English language
The sweeping tale of how a minor Germanic dialect overcame challenges and blossomed over 1500 years to become a global language. Written and hosted by Melvyn Bragg, this 8-disc set presents the evolution of English as an adventure series or travelogue, beautifully shot on location throughout the English-speaking world. Bragg draws from rare manuscripts, linguistic experts, and fascinating etymologies to form a coherent and engaging timeline of important events and developments.
- Birth of a Language
- English in America
- English Goes Underground
- Speaking Proper
- Battle for the Language of the Bible
- The Language of Empire
- "This Earth, This Realm, This England"
- Many Tongues Called English, One World Language
Note: includes a brief discussion of profanity. Grades 7 and up. English subtitles selectable. Color and black-and-white. Approximately 50 minutes each. ©2004.
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