In these materials, issues relating to the changing nature of English are discussed.
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Video #1: Today I found out
In this video, Simon Whistler asks the question "How far back in time could an English speaker and still communicate effectively?"
He covers how English has changed over the last 2000 years and the eccentricities of pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary caused by English's history which continue to this day.
Video #2: Erin McKean
In this video, Erin McKean