History of English (combined)

23 Oct

“Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through ‘The History of English’ squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.”

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language

A look at the history of the English language. (this is a combination of all 10 parts of the series into one video)

 

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3 Responses to “History of English (combined)”

  1. Heather October 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I love history and I love words. So I will definitely be watching this!

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