The Story of English (1986)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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Program four in the series Story of English follows the thread of the Gaelic tongue as it is practiced by the Scottish, following the influx of the Scots into Ireland beginning with the reign of James I, and the subsequent influence of Scottish influence on English. This episode of the series contains footage of the Robert Burns Literary and Debating society, including a toast and a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne." Other Scottish accents are highlighted in Ireland. Appalachian English and Southern English are featured, as the Appalachian accent is considered by some to be a direct descendent of the Scotch-Irish who immigrated to America. Robert McNeil hosts.



history, language, linguistics