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What started as a minor Germanic dialect spoken by the Saxons became perhaps England’s greatest export. Written and presented by Melvyn Bragg, this eight-part series tells the story of how English became a global language. Along the way, each episode uses location footage, rare manuscripts, linguistic experts, and fascinating etymologies to chart the growth of English, its encounters with other languages, its history, and its far-ranging influence. 8-part series, 52 minutes each.

Item#: LTR33208

ISBN: 978-0-7365-9239-0

Copyright date: ©2003

Reviews & Awards

“A fascinating story.”—Daily Mail (London)

“Illuminating and interesting.”—The Sunday Times (London)

The Adventure of English is particularly useful in English and history classes. The series contains excellent information regarding the English language and its growth.”—Media & Methods

Highly recommended by Educational Media Reviews Online.

Performance Rights

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Only available in USA and Canada.