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Language and communication

Author: Ira R AbramsJohn BishopHarry RatnerCoast Community College District.Harcourt Brace College Publishers.All authors
Publisher: New York : Insight Media, ©1994.
Series: Faces of culture.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : [Rev.]View all editions and formats
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Shows how language, the primary means of human communication, is expressed in the sounds and movements of every culture to express feelings and aspirations. Discusses the structure of language and its relationship to thought, as well as the significance of body language. Examines dialect, looking at certain Afro-American dialects. Using the example of the Nuer, whose language includes 400 words related to cattle,  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ira R Abrams; John Bishop; Harry Ratner; Coast Community College District.; Harcourt Brace College Publishers.; Coast Telecourses (Firm); Insight Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 34199186
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Produced by the Coast Community College District in cooperation with Harcourt, Brace College Publishers ... [et al.].
Originally distributed by Coast Telecourses.
Credits: Executive producers, Sandee Harden, Leslie Purdy.
Performer(s): Narrator, Kate Porter.
Description: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Faces of culture.
Responsibility: producers, Ira R. Abrams, John Bishop ; on-line director, Harry Ratner.

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Shows how language, the primary means of human communication, is expressed in the sounds and movements of every culture to express feelings and aspirations. Discusses the structure of language and its relationship to thought, as well as the significance of body language. Examines dialect, looking at certain Afro-American dialects. Using the example of the Nuer, whose language includes 400 words related to cattle, discusses whether thought reflects or influences culture.

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