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Read by mulitple narrators.
Summary
Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. Now, with this unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog, meet the remarkable people without whom the world would never be the same. You'll examine the world that was dramatically reformed by a particular individual, or plunge into a defining moment in an individual's life, or learn how an individual went on to influence some of history's other great revolutionaries. Most importantly: you'll come away with a thorough understanding of why history is so indebted-for better or, in some instances, for worse-to these 36 epic figures, including Socrates, Queen Victoria, Abraham Lincoln, and Mohandas Gandhi. You'll also encounter figures that you may not have considered to be so revolutionary. It takes a great professor to help you understand what makes a single person change the world. To that end, we've assembled individual lectures from some of our most highly rated and beloved professors and instructors. Drawn from a range of academic fields (including military history, science, literature, religious studies, and philosophy), each professor lends his or her expert knowledge and teaching skills to making this an authoritative learning experience. Countless adventures await you with this carefully crafted look at titanic historical figures. If you have a friend who is new to The Great Courses, this collection makes for an accessible and rewarding first step into lifelong learning.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Childers, Thomas, author, narrator.
Hazen, Robert M., author, narrator.
Vandiver, Elizabeth, author, narrator.
hoopla digital.
Title
Thirty six revolutionary figures of history
ISBN/ISSN
9781682763902 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1682763900 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Call #
CD 417.7 M
Descript.
18 sound discs (60 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + part 1 guidebook (ii, 66 p. ; 22 cm.) + part 2 guidebook (ii, 70 p. ; 22 cm.) + part 3 guidebook (ii, 66 p. ; 22 cm.)
Series
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Compact discs.
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In three containers.
Performer
Thirty-six lectures of thirty minutes each by lecturer Professor John McWhorter, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Note
Course guidebooks include lecture outline, timeline, glossary, and bibliography.
Summary
Language is fascinating. It defines humans as a species, placing us head and shoulders above even the most proficient animal communicators. Professor McWhorter explores many of the common questions about language, such as: Why isn't there just a single language? Or, How does a language change, and when it does, is that change indicative of decay or growth? In short, everything about a language is eternally and inherently changeable, from its word order and grammar to the very sound and meaning of basic words, while word histories reveal the phenomena of language change and mixture worldwide.
Contents
Part 1 : Lecture 1. What is language? -- Lecture 2. When language began -- Lecture 3. How language changes: sound change -- Lecture 4. How language changes: building new material -- Lecture 5. How language changes: meaning and order -- Lecture 6. How language changes: many directions -- Lecture 7. How language changes: modern English -- Lecture 8. Language families: Indo-European -- Lecture 9. Language families: tracing Indo-European -- Lecture 10. Language families: diversity of structures -- Lecture 11. Language families: clues to the past -- Lecture 12. The case against the world's first language.
Part 2 : Lecture 13. The case for the world's first language -- Lecture 14. Dialects: subspecies of species -- Lecture 15. Dialects: where do you draw the line? -- Lecture 16. Dialects: two tongues in one mouth -- Lecture 17. Dialects: the standard as token of the past -- Lecture 18. Dialects: spoken style, written style -- Lecture 19. Dialects: the fallacy of blackboard grammar -- Lecture 20. Language mixture: words -- Lecture 21. Language mixture: grammar -- Lecture 22. Language mixture: language areas -- Lecture 23. Language develops beyond the call of duty -- Lecture 24. Language interrupted.
Part 3 : Lecture 25. A new perspective on the story of English -- Lecture 26. Does culture drive language change? -- Lecture 27. Language starts over: Pidgins -- Lecture 28. Language starts over: Creoles I -- Lecture 29. Language starts over: Creoles II -- Lecture 30. Language starts over: signs of the new -- Lecture 31. Language starts over: the Creole continuum -- Lecture 32. What is Black English? -- Lecture 33. Language death: the problem -- Lecture 34. Language death: prognosis -- Lecture 35. Artificial languages -- Lecture 36. Finale: master class.
Local Note
North Courthouse Road gift copy has only 1 guidebook with 202 p.
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ISBN/ISSN
1565859472
9781565859470
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