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History of the English Language, 2nd Edition

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カテゴリー : 文学
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監督 : Seth Lerer: Univ. of California San Diego
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制作国 : USA
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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. How did this ancient tongue evolve into the elegant idiom of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Twain, Melville, and other great writers? What features of modern English spelling and vocabulary link it to its Old English roots? How did English grammar become so streamlined? Why did its pronunciation undergo such drastic changes? How do we even know what English sounded like in the distant past? And how does English continue to develop to the present day? The History of the English Language, 2nd Edition, is Professor Seth Lerer's revised and updated investigation of the remarkable history of English, from the powerful prose of King Alfred in the Middle Ages to the modern-day sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout its history, English has been an unusually mutable language, readily accepting new terms and new ways of conveying meaning. Professor Lerer brings this second edition up-to-date by including discussions of the latest changes brought about through such phenomena as hip hop, e-mail, text messaging, and the world wide web.

36 Lectures

    1Introduction to the Study of Language
    2The Historical Study of Language
    3Indo-European and the Prehistory of English
    4Reconstructing Meaning and Sound
    5Historical Linguistics and Studying Culture
    6The Beginnings of English
    7The Old English Worldview
    8Did the Normans Really Conquer English?
    9What Did the Normans Do to English?
    10Chaucer's English
    11Dialect Representations in Middle English
    12Medieval Attitudes toward Language
    13The Return of English as a Standard
    14The Great Vowel Shift and Modern English
    15The Expanding English Vocabulary
    16Early Modern English Syntax and Grammar
    17Renaissance Attitudes toward Teaching English
    18Shakespeare—Drama, Grammar, Pronunciation
    19Shakespeare—Poetry, Sound, Sense
    20The Bible in English
    21Samuel Johnson and His Dictionary
    22New Standards in English
    23Dictionaries and Word Histories
    24Values, Words, and Modernity
    25The Beginnings of American English
    26American Language from Webster to Mencken
    27American Rhetoric from Jefferson to Lincoln
    28The Language of the American Self
    29American Regionalism
    30American Dialects in Literature
    31The Impact of African-American English
    32An Anglophone World
    33The Language of Science
    34The Science of Language
    35Linguistics and Politics in Language Study
    36Conclusions and Provocations


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