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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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Genre/Form: History
Video recordings
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.)
ISBN: 078001121X 9780780011212 0780011228 9780780011229 0780011236 9780780011236 0780011244 9780780011243 0780011252 9780780011250 078000079X 9780780000797
OCLC Number: 15287365
Notes: "Funded by a grant from General Foods, Inc. and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation."
Credits: Producer, William Cran ; series writer, Robert McCrum ; host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.
Performer(s): Robert MacNeil.
Description: 5 videocassettes (60 min. each segment) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: [pt. 1] An English speaking world. Mother tongue --
[pt. 2] A muse of fire. The guid Scots tongue --
[pt. 3] Black on white. Pioneers o Pioneers --[pt. 4] Muvver tongue. The loaded weapon --
[pt. 5] Next years 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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