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The Story of English

Author: Robert McCrumRobert MacNeilBritish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: [Chicago?] : Public Media Video, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McCrum; Robert MacNeil; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Public Media Video (Firm)
ISBN: 078001121X 9780780011212 0780011228 9780780011229 0780011236 9780780011236 0780011244 9780780011243 0780011252 9780780011250
OCLC Number: 20555725
Credits: Producer, William Cran ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.
Performer(s): Hosted by Robert MacNeil.
Description: 5 videocassettes (520 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: [pt. 1] An English speaking world (58 min.). Mother tongue (57 min.) --
[pt. 2] A muse of fire (58 min.). The guid Scots tongue (58 min.) --[pt. 3] Black on white (58 min.). Pioneers O! Pioneers (58 min.) --
[pt. 4] Muvver tongue (58 min.). The loaded weapon (57 min.) --
[pt. 5] Next years words, a look into the future (58 min.).
Other Titles: English speaking world
Mother tongue
Muse of fire
Guid Scots tongue
Black on white
Pioneers O! Pioneers!
Muvver tongue
Loaded weapon
Next year's words, a look into the future
Responsibility: a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET.

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Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English.

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