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Evolution of English
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0520  Monday, 21 March 2005

[1]     From:   Abigail Quart <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 11:51:31 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0507 Evolution of English

[2]     From:   Alec Wild <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Mar 2005 13:34:22 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0507 Evolution of English


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From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 11:51:31 -0500
Subject: 16.0507 Evolution of English
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0507 Evolution of English

 >Can't help with sources, but I know my high school students always love
 >to learn the double entendres and the wide variety of words for certain
 >concepts (like hobby horse, strumpet, etc.).  Also, my students enjoy
 >hearing where and how idiomatic expressions came into being.
 >
 >Susan St. John

I agree. They also like the unsolved mysteries: the murky origins of
finicky (Phoeniki?), hoax (holy oaks?), eggnog (nag is Sumerian for
"drink"?)and other words that may have wandered into English by way of
foreign traders and discarded religions.

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From:           Alec Wild <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Mar 2005 13:34:22 -0500
Subject: 16.0507 Evolution of English
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0507 Evolution of English

Seth Lerer from Stanford has taped an absolutely fantastic lecture
series for The Teaching Company (www.teach12.com) called "The History
of the English Language." It's engaging, scholarly, and informative.
The first several lectures cover the development of English through the
Renaissance, and are alone worth the price of admission. Feel free to
contact me off list for more information.

Web address for the lecture series:
http://www.teach12.com/store/course.asp?
id=800&d=History+of+the+English+Language

Cheers,
Alec Wild

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