Dr. Pereltsvaig presented a well-organized and fascinating overview of the origins, developments, and transformations of various versions of spoken English.
I unfortunately missed most of the talk, so I await the video with bated breath! What I did hear was very interesting and enlightening.
Although this seminar primarily covered the differences between British and American English, there are many more "flavors" of English around the world and the subject is a much larger topic than I anticipated. Dr. Pereltsvaig is very knowledgeable about her subject and gave a detailed and thought provoking presentation. In addition she had much more to add during the Q&A section.
I found this lecture to be fascinating! Hearing about the development of English language over time and how migration patterns affects English speakers all over the world was very enlightening. I would recommend this presentation to anyone who is interested in languages and in particular the development of the English language in the English-speaking world.
Very thorough and extacting information. Mostly new to me, so I will have to review it to actually learn the depth of it. However, a lot I have a subconsciously and intuitively been aware of.