The Adventure of English

Melvyn Bragg - The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language [Repost]

Melvyn Bragg - The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
2011 | ISBN: 1611450071 | English | 336 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 27 MB
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language [repost]

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1611450071 | ASIN: B006HAMCZS | 2011 | 336 pages | 13 MB / 13 MB / 13 MB

Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own.

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language [Repost]  

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Aug. 6, 2013
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language [Repost]

Melvyn Bragg - The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
Published: 2011-04-01 | ISBN: 1611450071 | EPUB / MOBI | 336 pages | 13 MB / 13 MB

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language  

Posted by ksveta6 at Oct. 9, 2012
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg
Arcade Publishing | 2011 | ISBN: 1611450071 | English | 336 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 13.75 MB + 14.50 MB

The Adventure of English  

Posted by robin-bobin at Dec. 19, 2011
The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg (Unabridged)
Publisher: Hodder Audio (October 13, 2003) | ISBN: 1840328991 | Language: English | Audio CD in MP3 + M4B /56kbps | 641 MB (each book an independent link)

English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world…

Bragg, Melvyn - The Adventure of English  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by aseson at March 30, 2011
Bragg, Melvyn - The Adventure of English

Bragg, Melvyn - The Adventure of English
BBC | 2005 | ISBN: 1611450071 | MP3/32 kbps | 159 MB

English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

Bragg, M. - The Adventure of English  

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 3, 2011
Bragg, M. - The Adventure of English

Bragg, M. - The Adventure of English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton | 2003 | ISBN-10: 1840328568 | ISBN-13: 978 1840328561 | English | Audio CD in MP3 56 kbps | 266.02 Mb
Length: 12:06:00

Why do Americans say fall when the British say autumn? How was English altered by the Black Death? What is Singlish and how has it evolved? Novelist Bragg explores these and other questions in his look at the English language's long march from obscure Sanskrit origins to a global lingua franca. Along the way, he examines the roles played by the Viking invasions, the Norman Conquest, the Tyndale Bible, the writings of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the Industrial Revolution. …Mary Ellen Quinn

The Adventure of English - Many Tongues Called English  

Posted by D3pZ4i90 at Jan. 30, 2010
The Adventure of English - Many Tongues Called English

The Adventure of English - Many Tongues Called English
DVDRip | English | 50 min | 704 x 400 | XviD | 25 fps | MP3 - 192 kbps | 744 MB
Gener : Documentary

The concluding episode looks at how in the 20th century the rise of America as an industrial power has made it the driving force behind the global spread of English. The English language is now used by more people than ever before in history. As cultural influences affect the way people use English and new words come into everyday use, how does the Oxford English dictionary the greatest repository of the language keep up with developments.

The Adventure of English - English Goes Underground  

Posted by D3pZ4i90 at Jan. 20, 2010
The Adventure of English - English Goes Underground

The Adventure of English - English Goes Underground
DVDRip | English | 50 min | 704 x 400 | XviD | 25 fps | MP3 - 192 kbps | 744 MB
Gener : Documentary

We see how England was ruled for three centuries after the Conquest by a French-speaking king and court which used Latin for their official business. English was the language of the peasants; a third-class tongue in its own country.
The Adventure of English -  Battle for the Language of the Bible

The Adventure of English - Battle for the Language of the Bible
DVDRip | English | 50 min | 704 x 400 | XviD | 25 fps | MP3 - 192 kbps | 744 MB
Gener : Documentary

This is the story of how English became the battleground in the fight for men's souls. The medieval church establishment kept the Bible in Latin, while those possessing an English translation risked death. We see the impact of printing on the English language, and how that fixed many of the anomalies of spelling and grammar that still make English so difficult for students to learn.