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  • The Modern Scholar

  • A History of the English Language
  • By: Prof. Michael Drout
  • Narrated by: Prof. Michael Drout
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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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.

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  • Well up to this speaker's high standard - enjoy!

  • By Heather on 05-01-14


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Reviewed: 08-02-16

Where does The Modern Scholar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is exceptional in its content and narration. Both meet my requirements to have the subject matter easily understood, whilst not depriving it of academic requirement. This is a must for anyone wanting to study the History of the English language .

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had the time I would happily listen to its content in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Several of my university modules are explained fully in this book. It is most interesting and fully informative. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the English Language and where language originates from in human beings.

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