Shakespeare isn't Old English, students.
January 30, 2008 5:52 PM Subscribe
I am looking for good, undergraduate-geared resources, articles or book chapters that overview 1) the origins of the English language, 2) Old/Middle/Modern/Contemporary English and things like the Great Vowel Shift, and 3) language development in humans.
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I know of a lot of research and have a couple of books on these very subjects, but these might be too much for my undergrads. These topics are not central to the course. They are supposed to have an awareness of these topics, not a mastery. I want them to be able to recognize them, and maybe develop an interest, which they might pursue themselves, but this is strictly intro only (their text books are not cutting it).
Any suggestions are welcome. Magazines, academic journals, TV programs, academic or popular books are all acceptable. I have some inquiries in to colleagues, but I thought I would ask the Green as well. Thanks!