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Author: Christene BrowneNoam ChomskyLyle CampbellMichel DeGraffHua LinAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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What precisely is language, and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of language's origin. Additional topics include distinguishing features of human communication and what humankind's first utterances may have been. The early evolution and migration of humans is also considered.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christene Browne; Noam Chomsky; Lyle Campbell; Michel DeGraff; Hua Lin; Merritt Ruhlen; L L Cavalli-Sforza; Larry M Hyman; Johanna Nichols; John H McWhorter; Philip Lieberman; Richard G Klein; Murray Gell-Mann; Brian D Joseph; S A Starostin; Diane Massam; Peter Ladefoged; Syncopated Productions.; OMNI Television.; Rogers Media.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 213371226
Language Note: In various languages with English voiceover translation; optional audio description, and expanded audio description (with English SDH subtitles); closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2006.
Credits: Director of photography, Stan Barua ; editor, Loo Michael Soarles ; composer, Donald Quan.
Performer(s): Commentary: Noam Chomsky, Lyle Campbell, Michel DeGraff, Hua Lin, Merritt Ruhlen, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Larry M. Hyman, Johanna Nichols, John McWhorter, Philip Lieberman, Richard G. Klein, Murray Gell-Mann, Brian D. Joseph, Sergei Starostin, Diane Massam, Ladefoged, Peter.
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: What is language? --
Early evolution of language --
The brain --
Photo world and Nostratic --
First words.
Other Titles: Speaking in tongues (Television program).
Speaking in tongues.
Speaking in tongues: the history of language.
Let there be words : the origin of human language
Origin of human language
Speaking in tongues (Television program)
Responsibility: Syncopated Productions presents ; produced and directed by Christene Browne ; OMNI ; Rogers.

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What precisely is language, and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of language's origin. Additional topics include distinguishing features of human communication and what humankind's first utterances may have been. The early evolution and migration of humans is also considered.

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