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Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], ©1986.
Series: The Story of English; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 19th century, English spread throughout the British Empire-but which English? This classic PBS program traces the roots of white Commonwealth English to Cockney, the language of London's working class. Explaining the influence of Cockney on modern, standardized speech, the program shows how, in fact, the accents of BBC English are gradually becoming modified by Cockney speech characteristics like the glottal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, 2007
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
OCLC Number: 709673281
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 17, 2007.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 12 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Cockney English Throughout the World (2:46) --
Dictionary of Cockney English (5:03) --
Cockney Slang (3:06) --
Elizabethan Roots of Cockney English (4:31) --
Importance of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (3:43) --
English Accent of the Upper Classes (4:11) --
Cyclical Language Changes (2:45) --
Pidgin English in Australia (2:38) --
London English in Australia (4:16) --
Egalitarian English Accent in Australia (3:38) --
Australian English (4:03) --
Australian Humor Builds Pride in Australian English (4:44) --
Australian English and Cultural Identity (3:08) --
Australians: Proud of Their English (5:23).
Series Title: The Story of English; Films on Demand.
Other Titles: Story of English (Television program)
Responsibility: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

Abstract:

In the 19th century, English spread throughout the British Empire-but which English? This classic PBS program traces the roots of white Commonwealth English to Cockney, the language of London's working class. Explaining the influence of Cockney on modern, standardized speech, the program shows how, in fact, the accents of BBC English are gradually becoming modified by Cockney speech characteristics like the glottal stop. Resemblances between the accents of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the Falkland Islands are also explored, highlighting major aspects of the colonial language-along with traces of aboriginal tongues nearly eclipsed by English.

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