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How did English evolve? - Kate Gardoqui

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What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images.

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  • Director Ben Tobitt
  • Educator Kate Gardoqui
  • Animator Rosanna Wan
  • Narrator Kate Gardoqui

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