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Title American tongues. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by The Center for New American Media in 1988.
Summary Southerners talk too slowly. New Yorkers are rude. New Englanders don't say much at all. Anybody who lives in the U.S. knows the clichés about how people in the various parts of the country handle the English language. American tongues is the first documentary to explore the impact of these linguistic attitudes in a fresh and exciting manner. For over ten years American tongues has entertained and educated audiences from the high school level on up. It is in use in thousands of colleges, universities, corporate training offices, military installations, TESL classes, and other institutions. American tongues has been an enormously useful teaching tool for helping students and workers hear examples of regional speech and attitudes and relate them to their own lives. Some of the points included in American tongues:-profiles of a number of linguistic communities, including the remarkable relic area of Tangier Island, Virginia -A survey of American linguistic prejudice (regional, social, racial) -The role of the mass media in fostering stereotypes -Opinions and examples of Black English (Ebonics) -How accents in one locale can differ by social class Principal Advisors: Frederic G. Cassidy,Chief Editor; Dictionary of American regional English (DARE); Walt Wolfram,University of North Carolina at Raleigh; Raven McDavid,University of Chicago. American tongues was supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and SWAMP, the Southwestern Alternative Media Project. A production of The Center for New American Media, New York. Produced and Directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject English language -- United States.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Louis Alvarez, director, producer.
Kolker, Andrew, director, producer.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1098661 Kanopy
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