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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:
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With the same engaging style and dry humor that makes the Podictionary podcast popular, Hodgson traces the development of our language using easily recognizable milestones, such as Beowulf, William the Conqueror, Chaucer, and Shakespeare, with a minimum of dates and dry facts.

Instead, the story is punctuated with anecdotes about why these characters are 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. Download and start listening now!

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    " 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. "

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

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    " 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. "

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

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