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Pioneers O! pioneers

Author: Robert MacNeil; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; PMI/Films Incorporated.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Chicago, IL : PMI/Films Inc., ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the evolution of American English from the Revolutionary War through the 1920's and the contribution of slang terms from segments of the population, such as riverboat men, gamblers, cowboys, etc., along with the foreign influence of the 1900's immigrants. Points out differences between American and Canadian English.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert MacNeil; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; PMI/Films Incorporated.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 17538574
Notes: Also known as: The global village.
Credits: Photographer, David South ; consultants, Robert Burchfield, Stuart Flexner, Randolph Quirk.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Global village
Story of English (Television program)
Responsibility: a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; producer, William Cran.

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Describes the evolution of American English from the Revolutionary War through the 1920's and the contribution of slang terms from segments of the population, such as riverboat men, gamblers, cowboys, etc., along with the foreign influence of the 1900's immigrants. Points out differences between American and Canadian English.

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