How the Words of Modern English Emerged

  • by John McWhorter
  • Narrated by John McWhorter
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

Starting with Celtic contributions to English vocabulary, explore the borrowings from Old Norse, French, and Latin. These have enriched English with a wealth of synonyms, allowing speakers to choose between alternatives such as the Anglo-Saxon hide versus the Latinate conceal.

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  • Release Date: 03-02-2012
  • Publisher: The Great Courses