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MacNeil, Robert 1931-

Overview
Works: 398 works in 1,100 publications in 8 languages and 27,148 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Host, Narrator, Interviewer, pan, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Reporter, Commentator, Moderator, Creator
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
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The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

124 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series by Robert MacNeil( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the origins, history, and current state of American spoken and written language, looking at the linguistic traditions in diverse regions of the country and assessing the influence of e-mail and other factors
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

90 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Burden of desire by Robert MacNeil( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three inhabitants of Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War I struggling with their emotions and the wreckage of war
The Way we were : 1963, the year Kennedy was shot( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

420 photographs with accompanying text recapture the fads, fashions, foods, and people of America in 1963
The voyage by Robert MacNeil( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jet-age romance of a Canadian ambassador and a South American airline stewardess. Although married, he manages to keep the affair secret from wife and government. In her case, her work enables her to continue seeing him, regardless of which country he is in. By the author of Burden of Desire
Do you speak American? by Robert MacNeil( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy. Episode one discusses linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact of dialect on grapholect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Looks at hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee. Episode two reviews Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Examines regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Episode three looks at Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude." Discusses the implications of voice-activation technology, opinions on the role of Spanish in the U.S., why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial and regional stereotypes
Breaking news : a novel by Robert MacNeil( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging TV anchorman of the old school--accurate, reliable and ethical--struggles to hold his job before the advance of younger, actor-like types for whom TV news is simply show business. Grant Munro even considers a face-lift
The people machine; the influence of television on American politics by Robert MacNeil( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the future on the preservation of knowledge in the electronic age by Terry Sanders( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the hidden crisis of digital information. Will the information stored electronically still be accessible in the future? Shows what has happened to other forms of information storage
America at a crossroads( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about the diversity of Muslims in America and the Muslim-American experience today
America at a crossroads. the other war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the controversial new policies adopted by the United States government following 9/11 to help prevent terrorism at home
America at a crossroads. inside Indonesia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside look at how a fledgling democracy is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism
America at a crossroads( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow along on the journey of bestselling author Irshad Manji as she tries to reconcile her faith in Allah with her love of freedom. This film offers a complex inquiry into one of the world's great religions, from the perspective of a woman who is dissenting, yet deeply engaged with her faith
The Muvver tongue( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the development of Cockney English and its influence on Australian and New Zealand English
America at a crossroads. in defense of freedom( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the debate over the war in Iraq reaching a fever pitch, this program follows one of the advocates for the war against Saddam Hussein. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle travels the globe articulating, defending and debating the neo-conservative case for an assertive American foreign policy
America at a crossroads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the true motives underlying the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic fundamentalist organization that preaches peaceful co-existence with the West while offering inspiration and sustenance to terrorist organizations
The Guid Scots tongue( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the influence of Scottish and Irish Gaelic on the English language. Discusses the English spoken in the Appalachian region of the U.S
Slow fires on the preservation of the human record by Terry Sanders( Visual )

14 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian
Wordstruck : a memoir by Robert MacNeil( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author re-creates his own youth, his growing love of words, and the world they opened up to him
 
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Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series
Alternative Names
Mac Neil, Robert.

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MacNeil, Robert Breckenridge Ware 1931-

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Robert MacNeil American writer and journalist

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Robert MacNeil correspondant pour la télévision et observateur politique

Robert MacNeil kanadisch-amerikanischer Fernsehmoderator

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Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television seriesThe Story of EnglishBurden of desireThe voyageDo you speak American?Breaking news : a novelWordstruck : a memoir