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Esoteric articles of general interest, with a focus on British culture and developments related to the English language.
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Bringing a language back from the dead

Bringing a language back from the dead | British Culture, Society & Languages |
Condemned as a "dead language" by Unesco, Manx, the native language of the Isle of Man is staging a renaissance.
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The changing fortunes of one of the British Isles' languages.

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The History of English in 10 Minutes

The History of English in 10 Minutes | British Culture, Society & Languages |

"Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.  From the Open University.

Via Diana Turner, Renee Maufroid, Juergen Wagner, Dace Prauliņš
Heather Lam's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:24 PM

how English language has evolved