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Language and History

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Prof. Simon Horobin examines how the English language has changed over time, addressing such vexed questions as whether Jane Austen could spell, the fate of the apostrophe and whether people who 'literally' explode with anger are corrupting the language. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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masters | #greatwriters | language | MSt | english | oxford | masters | #greatwriters | language | MSt | english | oxford | 2012-10-09

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History of English Pronunciation

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Do we really know what Chaucer's poetry sounded like? Professor Simon Horobin introduces evidence that gives us an insight into the history of English pronunciation and explores what it tells us about how and why changes in language take place. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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poem | masters | literature | language | tales | MSt | #greatwriters | chaucer | canterbury | english | oxford | poem | masters | literature | language | tales | MSt | #greatwriters | chaucer | canterbury | english | oxford

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Shakespeare and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

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Professor Charlotte Brewer introduces the methodology behind the creation of the OED and how current activity to update the Dictionary may reveal new evidence about Shakespeare's impact on the English Language. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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masters | #greatwriters | dictionary | language | MSt | shakespeare | english | oxford | oed | masters | #greatwriters | dictionary | language | MSt | shakespeare | english | oxford | oed

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English and Gender

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Professor Deborah Cameron explores some of the key theories surrounding the use of language by women and men. Are we really so different? Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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masters | #greatwriters | language | MSt | english | oxford | masters | #greatwriters | language | MSt | english | oxford

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Introduction to the MSt in English Language

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Professor Deborah Cameron introduces the new Master's course in English Language offered by the University of Oxford. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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oxford | masters | MSt | language | english | oxford | masters | MSt | language | english

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