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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices (British Library)

Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices (British Library)Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices - A major exhibition and events programme at the British Library - 12 November 2010 to 3 April 2011. "This is the first exhibition to explore the English language in all its national and international diversity. Iconic books and manuscripts will be set alongside engaging everyday texts to show the many social, cultural and historical strands from which the language is woven. Treasures such as the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf, Shakespeare 'quartos', the King James Bible, Dr Johnson’s dictionary and recorded speech by Pankhurst, Churchill, Gandhi and Mandela will be on show - together with posters, lists of slang, early newspapers from around the world, trading records, comics, adverts, children’s books, dialect recordings, text messages and web pages"

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