UC Irvine The History of English Language Part One Discussion Based on the documentary The History of English Language Part 01 – Birth of a Language; available on YouTube
For the first write-up assignment, you will watch the first episode of the documentary series “The Adventure of
English”, and the first episode is titled “Birth of a Language”
This link will take you to a playlist with 8 episodes (you only need to watch the first!)
The first episode explores the journey of English language, from birth to the end of Old English period! Your task is to write a summary that includes:
• Discussion of the foundations of the English language.
• Discussion of the major historical events that impacted the
English language from it’s conception till the end of Old
• Discussion of other languages that influenced English from it’s conception till the end of Old English period.
Word limit: Minimum 500 words, maximum 1000 words