Speaking Proper

Speaking Proper

DVD - 2004
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"This menu-driven DVD follows English through the 18th and 19th centuries, from attempts at reforming and standardizing the tongue in the Age of Reason to the soaring verse of Romanticism and the verbal prudishness of the Victorian era. Linguistic milestones are highlighted by original editions of critical texts, including Newton's Opticks, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Thomas Sheridan's British Education, and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Other key figures discussed include Jonathan Swift, Robert Burns, Jane Austen, And William Wordsworth."--Container.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]
Edition: DVD edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
Branch Call Number: 420.9 SP31
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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