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Reinventing English

Reinventing English

Video Library Digital

02/23/2021

42 minutes

810071440496LD

Video Retail Digital

02/23/2021

42 minutes

810071440496RD

DVD

02/23/2021

1 DVD

42 minutes

810071440496

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02/23/2021

1 DVD

42 minutes

810071440496P

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One Day University presents a series of video lectures recorded in real-time from some of the top minds in the United States. Given by award-winning professors and experts in their field, these recorded lectures dive deep into the worlds of religion, government, literature, and social justice.The English language is changing at a faster rate than almost ever before. Not only are new words and new expressions entering popular expression; the language is becoming more evocative and idiomatic. Digital technologies have changed the way we write and read. Global media has helped make English into a world language—but a world language with many different social, regional, and cultural variations. Should English be an official language; what standards do we use in public discourse; what happens when cultures come together and introduce new words; what role does technology have in language change? These are all questions that, in one form or another, have been asked for a thousand years—ever since the Anglo-Saxons first committed English into writing and created poetry and prose of power and imagination. English has always been reinvented by everyone who speaks and writes it. In this video lecture, we will search for ways of anticipating future changes to the language and prepare for a world in which English will be reinvented before our eyes and ears.

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