"Words have never stood still. Words have always changed their meaning."
In this interview, David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at Bangor University, explores the origins and development of the English language from old English to the present day.
Providing specific examples and historical context, Crystal focuses on the impact of technology on new styles of communication, the changes in pronunciation from Beowulf to Shakespeare, and where he sees the English language going in years to come.
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