History of the English Language (The Teaching Company) 18 CD Set by Seth Lerer
Taught By Professor Seth Lerer, Ph.D., University of Chicago, University of California, San Diego
The Teaching Company 2009 | ISBN: 1565853849 | Language: English | Audio CD in MP3 ~ 36 Lectures 30 minutes / lecture | 835 MB
From the 'Great Courses' series, Literature & English Language. 36 lectures on 18 CDs (two 30 minute lectures per CD). In three parts, each in its own clamshell case. One course guidebook per part.
Sixteen centuries ago a wave of settlers from northern Europe came to the British Isles speaking a mix of Germanic dialects thick with consonants and complex grammatical forms. Today we call that dialect Old English, the ancestor of the language nearly one in five people in the world speaks every day…