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The Language of Empire [videorecording]

written and presented by Melvyn Bragg
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"This enhanced DVD explores how the British Empire exported its language around the globe and how different forms of speech and vocabulary, as well as different attitudes to English, developed out of colonial expansion. Rich variations of dialect, accent, and slang are heard in many samples from India, the Caribbean, and Australia."--Container.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
52 min.
Language
English
Notes
Videodisc release of a 2003 production.
Local Notes
The prices for all programs listed on this website include full protection for public performances. A public performance is a non-theatrical performance of a program, without charge, outside the home to a gathering of people other than family members and or acquaintances. (4/6/12)
Series
The Adventure of English: 500 A.D. To 2000 A.D.
Series Statement
The adventure of English: 500 A.D. to 2000 A.D. ; [7]
Published
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
Publisher no.
33223 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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