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Discovering the human language : colorless green ideas

Author: Gene SearchingerNoam ChomskyFrederick J NewmeyerLila R GleitmanGeorge A MillerAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Ways of Knowing, Inc., ©1995.
Series: Human language series, pt. 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First of three programs on human language. Explores power and limitations of language and the achievements of the expression of abstract concepts and the ability to say entirely new things and have them understood. Discusses words, sentences and universal grammar.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Noam Chomsky
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Searchinger; Noam Chomsky; Frederick J Newmeyer; Lila R Gleitman; George A Miller; Lewis Thomas; South Carolina Educational Television Network.; Equinox Films, Inc.; Ways of Knowing, Inc.
OCLC Number: 31803265
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS.
Credits: Camera, Gene Searchinger, Michael Male, John Hazard ; film editors, Sara Fishko, Sharon Sachs, Gene Searchinger ; music, Maurice Wright ; graphic design, Bob Gill ; consultants, Robert Austerlitz [and others].
Performer(s): Interviewees: Noam Chomsky, Frederick Newmeyer, Lila Gleitman, George A. Miller, Lewis Thomas [and others].
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Human language series, pt. 1.
Other Titles: Colorless green ideas
Responsibility: produced, written, and directed by Gene Searchinger ; South Carolina ETV ; Equinox Films.

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First of three programs on human language. Explores power and limitations of language and the achievements of the expression of abstract concepts and the ability to say entirely new things and have them understood. Discusses words, sentences and universal grammar.

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