Routes of English: Coining It (Series 2, Programme 1) (Unabridged)


Written By: Melvyn Bragg

Written By: Melvyn Bragg

Length:27 minutes

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Audiobook Summary: When a new concept or product comes along, how does it get its name? Making up new words for new things or ideas isn't new. New words - linguists call them 'coinages' - are as old as the English language itself. Melvyn Bragg explores the history of linguistic innovation from the Middle Ages, through the inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution, to the latest creations of new technology.