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Many tongues called English

Author: David Gwillim; Nigel Wattis; Melvyn Bragg; London Weekend Television (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Series: Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Videocassette   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Digital video collection, FFH 33224
Database:WorldCat
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" ... explores how America's rise as an economic power made it the driving force behind the spread of English in the 20th century. A world tour illustrates how English has mixed with other languages - from "Franglais" in France to "Singlish" in Singapore - and how the dollar's power, coupled with the lure of consumerism, has made English the international trade language. Bringing it full circle, host Melvyn Bragg  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Many tongues called English.
(OCoLC)56492614
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Gwillim; Nigel Wattis; Melvyn Bragg; London Weekend Television (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 61122345
Notes: Streaming video (51 min.).
Credits: Written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; produced and directed by Nigel Wattis ; series producer, Melvyn Bragg.
Performer(s): Voices, David Gwillim.
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D.
Other Titles: Many tongues called English, one world language
Responsibility: an LWT production.

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" ... explores how America's rise as an economic power made it the driving force behind the spread of English in the 20th century. A world tour illustrates how English has mixed with other languages - from "Franglais" in France to "Singlish" in Singapore - and how the dollar's power, coupled with the lure of consumerism, has made English the international trade language. Bringing it full circle, host Melvyn Bragg returns to the British Isles to survey English as it is spoken now, measuring the influence of American slang and vocabulary from other languages."--Videodisc container.

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