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The Resource The history of the English language, Seth Lerer, (videorecording DVD)

The history of the English language, Seth Lerer, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The history of the English language
Title
The history of the English language
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lerer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This course of thirty-six lectures introduces the student to the history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect of the Germanic-speaking peoples, through the literary and cultural documents of its 1500 year span, to the state of American speech of the present day
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
420/.9
Runtime
0
Technique
live action
Label
The history of the English language, Seth Lerer, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Contents
  • pt. 1. The origins of English: introduction to the study of language -- The historic study of language: methods and approaches -- The prehistory of English: the Indo-European context -- Reconstructing meaning and sound -- Words and worlds: historical linguistics and the study of culture -- The beginnings of English -- Old English: the Anglo-Saxon worldview -- Changing language: dd the Normans really conquer English? -- Chaucer's English -- Dialect jokes and literary representation in Middle English -- A multilingual world: medieval attitudes toward language change and variation
  • pt. 2. Making modern English: the Return of English as a standard -- How we speak: the great vowel shift and the making of modern English -- What we say : the expanding English vocabulary -- The shape of modern English: changes in syntax and grammar -- Renaissance attitudes toward teaching English -- The language of Shakespeare (1): Drama, grammar, and pronunciation -- The language of Shakespeare (2): Poetry, sound, and sense -- The Bible in English -- Samuel Johnson and his Dictionary -- New Standards in English -- Semantic change: dictionaries and the histories of words -- Values and words in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • pt. 3. English in America and beyond: the beginnings of American English -- Making the American language from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken -- The rhetoric of independence form Jefferson to Lincoln -- The language of the American Self -- American regionalism -- American dialects in literature -- The impact of African-American English -- An anglophone world -- The language of science: the changing nature of 20th century English -- The science of language: the study of language in the 20th century -- Modern linguistics and the politics of language study -- Conclusions and provocations
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.)
Isbn
9781565855854
Other control number
9781565855853
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 800
  • 801--803
System control number
AFT-7265
Label
The history of the English language, Seth Lerer, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Accompanying material
3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Contents
  • pt. 1. The origins of English: introduction to the study of language -- The historic study of language: methods and approaches -- The prehistory of English: the Indo-European context -- Reconstructing meaning and sound -- Words and worlds: historical linguistics and the study of culture -- The beginnings of English -- Old English: the Anglo-Saxon worldview -- Changing language: dd the Normans really conquer English? -- Chaucer's English -- Dialect jokes and literary representation in Middle English -- A multilingual world: medieval attitudes toward language change and variation
  • pt. 2. Making modern English: the Return of English as a standard -- How we speak: the great vowel shift and the making of modern English -- What we say : the expanding English vocabulary -- The shape of modern English: changes in syntax and grammar -- Renaissance attitudes toward teaching English -- The language of Shakespeare (1): Drama, grammar, and pronunciation -- The language of Shakespeare (2): Poetry, sound, and sense -- The Bible in English -- Samuel Johnson and his Dictionary -- New Standards in English -- Semantic change: dictionaries and the histories of words -- Values and words in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • pt. 3. English in America and beyond: the beginnings of American English -- Making the American language from Noah Webster to H.L. Mencken -- The rhetoric of independence form Jefferson to Lincoln -- The language of the American Self -- American regionalism -- American dialects in literature -- The impact of African-American English -- An anglophone world -- The language of science: the changing nature of 20th century English -- The science of language: the study of language in the 20th century -- Modern linguistics and the politics of language study -- Conclusions and provocations
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.)
Isbn
9781565855854
Other control number
9781565855853
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 800
  • 801--803
System control number
AFT-7265

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