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Podcasts - Evolving English

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Cuddywifters, cack-handers and coochies

A discussion that explores the ever-changing regional contrasts of the English Language.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets

A packed auditorium joined poet Don Paterson, Ben Crystal, Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen for an evening of appreciation and exploration of Shakespeare's Sonnets

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English Language Question Time

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The Other English: some African reflections

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David Crystal - Begat

is it true that no book has had greater influence on the English language than the King James Bible?

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How do jokes work?

A panel comprising C.P. Lee, Barry Cryer, Lucy Greeves, Tim Vine and Richard Wiseman discusses the mechanics of comedy at the British Library conference.

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English - the World's Language?

Can the world's pre-eminent language for communication, business, science and popular culture expect a more diverse and multilingual future?

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Steven Pinker

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Voices of Rap and Hip Hop

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David Crystal - Evolving English

Evolving English shows very clearly that there is no single story of the English language.

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