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David Thomas in The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English

2002 NR

Author Melvyn Bragg delves into the colorful history of the English language, explaining how through historical conquests English has become the world's premier language, used as a communication bridge between peoples of different tongues. Poet Seamus Heaney, theater director John Barton and scholar Katherine Duncan-Jones give insights into this living language that continually molds to a range of influences, from the Bible to American slang.

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