The History of English Podcast

Bonus Episode: Chaucer’s Purse and the Great Vowel Shift

av The History of English Podcast | Publicerades 12/17/2020

In this bonus episode of the regular podcast, we explore the effects of the Great Vowel Shift on the pronunciation of English by reading Geoffrey Chaucer’s last known poem in Middle English, early Modern English and contemporary English.

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A chronological history of the English language examined through the lens of historical events that shaped the development and spread of the language from the Eurasian steppe to the entire world.