Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Modern Scholar 2006
CS ISBN 9781428117280 $98.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 9781428117297 $98.75 Seven CDs
As a university professor, Michael Drout realizes the importance of scripting, timing in narrating an audiobook. Professor Drout makes this lecture series stand out as informative and engaging. With a lively tone, conversational without sounding unrehearsed, Drout takes listeners on a fascinating and insightful tour of the English language: the theories and principles of linguistics; the origins of English as an ancient Germanic offshoot; the influence of Latin, Celtic, Scandinavian, and French to the time of Chaucer; a discussion of modern English from Shakespeare through American dialects; and the role of English as a global tongue. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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