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Author: Louis Alvarez; Andrew Kolker; John, Dr.; Center for New American Media.
Publisher: New York, NY : Center for New American Media, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [No dot version]View all editions and formats
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A documentary about the way people talk in the United States. Portrays some of the regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech, and the attitudes that people have about these differences. Intended to educate viewers about the nature of dialects, but it also challenges them to confront their own attitudes about language variation.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Alvarez; Andrew Kolker; John, Dr.; Center for New American Media.
ISBN: 1877989029 9781877989025 1877989061 9781877989063
OCLC Number: 225620964
Notes: Guide prepared by Walt Wolfram.
Originally produced in 1986.
Credits: Music by Mac Rebennack (Dr. John).
Cast: Narrator: Trey Wilson.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min., 10 sec.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 instructional guide (18 pages)
Details: DVD; NTSC.
Responsibility: the Center for New American Media presents ; produced and directed by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker.

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A documentary about the way people talk in the United States. Portrays some of the regional, social, and ethnic differences in American speech, and the attitudes that people have about these differences. Intended to educate viewers about the nature of dialects, but it also challenges them to confront their own attitudes about language variation.

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