TLF ID M011962
This is a film and accompanying case study about the origin and development of the English language, especially the great number of words it has borrowed from other languages. Beginning with the source Indo-European languages, the film traces the birth and growth of English through the invasions of Britain and subsequent British history, including its periods of imperial expansion. The case study (see top drop-down menu and left sidebar) shows how the film was shaped by government wartime controls in 1942. The film is in black-and-white and runs for 14 mins 20 secs. The case study contains three primary source documents about the film.