Where did English come from? A brief history

Do you have a good grasp of the English language? Have you ever wondered about the origins of the English language as it is spoken in Britain and in the wider world today? For many speakers, they are aware of the rich and varying input that the English language has gained over the centuries from other peoples and languages, but may be usure to some of its origins.

In “Where did English come from?” Claire Bowern gives a brief but fascinating account of English through the ages and how we have come to speak the language that many of us in the world now know.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-english-come-from-claire-bowern