Item Details

History of English in 10 Minutes Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

Open University
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
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.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
11 min.
Language
English
Rating
9-12
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 26, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Anglo-Saxon (1:05)
  • The Norman Conquest (1:09)
  • Shakespeare (1:06)
  • The King James Bible (1:07)
  • The English of Science (1:08)
  • English and Empire (1:08)
  • The Age of the Dictionary (1:11)
  • American English (1:09)
  • Internet English (1:09)
  • Global English (1:09)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
53477 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (11 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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