October 07, 2008

Streaming video added to library collection

The 8-title series, The Adventure of English, is now available via streaming video through Alloway Library's catalogue. It can be accessed on- and off-campus in high or low resolutions.

The Adventure of English (2003) is a British television series on the history of the English language. Presented by Melvyn Bragg in the form of an adventure story or a biography, as if English were a living being; it covers the history of the language from its modest beginnings around 500 AD as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its rise as a truly established global language.

Series titles, with links to the catalogue to view or request.
Birth of a Language
English Goes Underground
The Battle for the Language of the Bible
'This Earth, This Realm, This England'
English in America
Speaking Proper
The Language of Empire
Many Tongues Called English, One World Language

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