Item Details

English in America [electronic resource]

ITV Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
When Massasoit hailed the Plymouth settlers in their own language, they might have taken it for a sign that English would dominate the New World. Packed with surprising etymologies and intriguing stories, this program traces the dynamic relationship between English and America, exploring the linguistic influence of westward expansion, cowboy culture, slave culture, and encounters with the French and Spanish languages. Key works examined include The New England Primer and Webster's The American Spelling Book.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The Adventure of English: 500 A.D. To 2000 A.D.
Adventure of English — 500 A.D. To 2000 A.D.
Contents
  • Introduction to a Global Language (2:22)
  • English Language Reaches America (2:56)
  • Squanto Saves Colony (1:51)
  • English Language Influences Native Languages (3:00)
  • New World: European Nations Fight for Power (2:43)
  • Americans: The Guardians of Pure English (6:04)
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition (4:13)
  • Westward Expansion (3:22)
  • Gambling and Drinking in the West (2:29)
  • Wild Frontier and Gold Fever (5:06)
  • Railroads and Cowboy Culture (3:22)
  • Creation of Black English (5:07)
  • Slave Culture (3:58)
  • Mark Twain (3:43)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 33208s Films Media Group
  • 33213 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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