Multimedia Collection

The Story of English: Black on White

59 min
PE1075 .S76 2007 DVD

The Story of English has little to do with dictionaries, official documents, or highbrow literature. It is a tale of language used for immediate needs - in street talk, popular entertainment, war, and trade - and it covers more than a millennium of civilization's ebb and flow. Vividly capturing a sense of global dynamics, the series travels to 16 countries and across 5 continents as it follows the evolutionary path of the first worldwide language.

Host: Robert MacNeil.

Distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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