“This podcast is an education in linguistics and history all rolled into one. He starts the story thousands of years ago with the proto Indo-Europeans and (as I write this in March 2023) he has made it all the way to the Spanish Armada, with each episode giving you a history of the language and a...”Read full review »
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In 1588, the Spanish Armada set sail for England in an attempt to depose Elizabeth I and replace her with a Spanish princess. In this episode, we examine how the English victory secured the status of English within the Church … Continue reading →
William Bullokar composed the first formal grammar of the English language in 1586. Prior to that point, the concept of grammar had been largely restricted to Latin. Bullokar’s work extended the concept to English, but it did so by employing … Continue reading →
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