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The Story of English

Author: William CranRobert McCrumRobert MacNeilFilms Incorporated.British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : PMI/Films Inc., ©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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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Cran; Robert McCrum; Robert MacNeil; Films Incorporated.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 14440278
Notes: "Funded by a grant from General Foods, Inc. and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
"The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation library video classics project."
Credits: Producer, William Cran ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.
Description: 9 videocassettes (60 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: An English speaking world --
Mother tongue --
A Muse of fire --
The Guid Scots tongue --
Black on white --
Pioneers O! Pioneers! --
The Muvver tongue --
The Loaded weapon --
Next year's words, a look into the future.
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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