A History of the English Language by Michael D. C. Drout audiobook

A History of the English Language

By Michael D. C. Drout
Read by Henry Strozier

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Modern Scholar Series

8.28 Hours Unabridged
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Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific 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. One of the most interesting aspects of the English language lies in its variants, such as the "soda" vs. "pop" debate and the place of African-American English in modern culture. These and other dialectual curiosities are looked at in detail and placed in the context of today's world. Finally, Professor Drout examines the future not only of the English language, but of all the world's languages.

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Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific 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. One of the most interesting aspects of the English language lies in its variants, such as the "soda" vs. "pop" debate and the place of African-American English in modern culture. These and other dialectual curiosities are looked at in detail and placed in the context of today's world. Finally, Professor Drout examines the future not only of the English language, but of all the world's languages.

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Author Bio: Michael D. C. Drout

Author Bio: Michael D. C. Drout

Michael Drout is a professor of English and the director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton. Drout’s research on medieval literature and fantasy is centered around the problems of tradition and influence. As part of the Lexomics Research Group, he has been developing new, computer-assisted methods of analysis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Language Study
Runtime: 8.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English