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Author: Michael Drout Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Modern Scholar Series Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9781436173896
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Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated-including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift. One of the most interesting aspects of the English language lies in its variants, such as the “soda” vs. “pop” debate and the place of African-American English in modern culture. These and other dialectual curiosities are looked at in detail and placed in the context of today’s world. Finally, Professor Drout examines the future not only of the English language, but of all the world’s languages.

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About the Author

Michael Drout is a professor of English and the director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton. Drout’s research on medieval literature and fantasy is centered around the problems of tradition and influence. As part of the Lexomics Research Group, he has been developing new, computer-assisted methods of analysis.

About the Narrator

Henry Strozier has appeared in numerous films, including Contact, You Don’t Know Jack, Thirteen Days, and Sex in the City. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration, where he has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards.