History Of English In 10 Minutes Video Clip CollectionStreaming Video - 2013
Voiced by comedian Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through the history of English squeezes 1,600 years of history into 10 one-minute clips. Bursting with fascinating facts, the clip collection looks at how English grew from a regional tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century. Video clips include: *Anglo-Saxon: The Angles and the Saxons came up with the everyday words we really needed, such as house, loaf, and the days Tuesday through Friday. But if you wanted action words like ransack, drag, or die, you had to go to the experts: the Vikings! *The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror brought plenty of French concepts with him in 1066, including judge, jury, evidence, and justice. And the French had plenty of fancy words for food, beginning a tradition of confusing menus. *Shakespeare: Was Shakespeare just making it all up? Over the course of his career, he invented some 2,000 new words and phrases.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2012
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (11 min.) :,sd., col