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Author: Michael D. C. Drout, Michael Drout Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Modern Scholar Series Release Date: October 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download 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 D. C. Drout is the Prentice Professor of English and former chair of the department of English at Wheaton College. He is an author and editor specializing in Anglo-Saxon, medieval, science fiction, and fantasy literature, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin.

About the Narrator

Henry Strozier is an actor with a forty-year career in numerous movies and television series. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards.