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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Hodgson Narrator: Charles Hodgson Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781427203298
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In the same engaging style and humor that has attracted 4.5
million downloads of the Podictionary podcast, Global Wording traces the development of our language using easily recognizable
milestones such as Beowulf, William the Conqueror, Chaucer and
Shakespeare. Rather than relying on scores of dates and boring facts, Hodgson instead punctuates his story with anecdotes about why these characters were so memorable, as well as interesting details on how we know what we know and the conditions of life over the years as they affected the growth of our language.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ogreart Art | 5/16/2013

    " This was great! A quick and informative outline of the way our language has grown and changed over the centuries. Told in a light and airy style that nevertheless was packed with information. I recommend this one to anyone who loves words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mignon | 7/6/2011

    " The best overview I've seen or heard of why languages change over time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ogreart | 3/26/2010

    " This was great! A quick and informative outline of the way our language has grown and changed over the centuries. Told in a light and airy style that nevertheless was packed with information. I recommend this one to anyone who loves words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mignon | 8/2/2008

    " The best overview I've seen or heard of why languages change over time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danforth | 7/7/2008

    " A light, digestible history of the English language. "

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