The Resource Birth of a language, ITV Productions, (evideo)

Birth of a language, ITV Productions, (evideo)

Label
Birth of a language
Title
Birth of a language
Statement of responsibility
ITV Productions
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
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
11 & up
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  • Films on Demand
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • ITV Productions
Runtime
52
Series statement
The Adventure of English: 500 A.D. to 2000 A.D
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  • Art and society
  • Art
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • English language
  • Folklore
  • Language and culture
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
Technique
live action
Label
Birth of a language, ITV Productions, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=33209
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Overview of the Evolution of the English Language (3:22) -- Germanic Invasions and the English Language (5:05) -- Anglo-Saxon Emerges from the Dialects of Germanic Tribes (2:58) -- Comparisons between Anglo-Saxon Words and Modern English Words (1:01) -- Revival of Christianity and the English Language (4:28) -- "Beowulf" and the Old English Language (5:40) -- Viking Invasion and the English Language (4:03) -- Great King Alfred and the English Language (4:06) -- Business and Intermarriages Between the Danes and English (3:52) -- Old Norse Words in Mainstream English (2:26) -- King Alfred Promotes Literacy (3:57) -- Norman Conquest in England (8:52)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital.
Publisher number
  • 33208s
  • 33209
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100033209
  • 100033209
  • (OCoLC)709669172
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Birth of a language, ITV Productions, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=33209
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Overview of the Evolution of the English Language (3:22) -- Germanic Invasions and the English Language (5:05) -- Anglo-Saxon Emerges from the Dialects of Germanic Tribes (2:58) -- Comparisons between Anglo-Saxon Words and Modern English Words (1:01) -- Revival of Christianity and the English Language (4:28) -- "Beowulf" and the Old English Language (5:40) -- Viking Invasion and the English Language (4:03) -- Great King Alfred and the English Language (4:06) -- Business and Intermarriages Between the Danes and English (3:52) -- Old Norse Words in Mainstream English (2:26) -- King Alfred Promotes Literacy (3:57) -- Norman Conquest in England (8:52)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital.
Publisher number
  • 33208s
  • 33209
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100033209
  • 100033209
  • (OCoLC)709669172
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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