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The Resource Birth of a language, written and presented by Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)

Birth of a language, written and presented by Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)

Label
Birth of a language
Title
Birth of a language
Statement of responsibility
written and presented by Melvyn Bragg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Melvyn Bragg begins the story of English in Holland, finding ancestral echoes in the Frisian dialect. What follows is a chapter on survival as the English language weathers Viking and Norman invasions, vying with and eventually absorbing rival tongues. Lively settings such as village pubs and markets bring home the lasting influence of Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Old French. The connection between Christianity, Latin, and an alphabet is explored, as well as the role of the language's first champion, King Alfred the Great. Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney reads from and discusses the first epic in English, Beowulf."--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
ZWC
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
420.9
Language note
Closed captioned
LC call number
PE1075
LC item number
.B617 2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bragg, Melvyn
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Runtime
51
Series statement
Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D.
Series volume
[1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
English language
Technique
live action
Label
Birth of a language, written and presented by Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Public performance rights
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English's expedition -- English's natural roots -- Westward, ho! -- Latin lovers -- Putting pen to paper -- Take away the danish! -- From oral to written law -- The first Normandy invasion
Control code
ocm56484115
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (51 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
420.9 B539 ; P ; XX-D ; 1 DVD/1 AW ; SA ; Col. ; CC ; PPR ; D01Z ; OS0910 (wjm)
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
33217
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 56484115
  • (Sirsi) 56484115
  • (OCoLC)56484115
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Birth of a language, written and presented by Melvyn Bragg, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Public performance rights
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
English's expedition -- English's natural roots -- Westward, ho! -- Latin lovers -- Putting pen to paper -- Take away the danish! -- From oral to written law -- The first Normandy invasion
Control code
ocm56484115
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (51 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
420.9 B539 ; P ; XX-D ; 1 DVD/1 AW ; SA ; Col. ; CC ; PPR ; D01Z ; OS0910 (wjm)
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
33217
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 56484115
  • (Sirsi) 56484115
  • (OCoLC)56484115
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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