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The story of English

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The story of English

[S.l.] : Public Media Home Vision, [2009?]

4 videodiscs (523 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

A nine-part exploration into the past, present and future of the world's most widely spoken and influential language. Discusses the history of the English language from Celtic times through to modern day. Looks at the universal use and different varieties of English in Britain and the New World.

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Dewey Class No:

420.9 22

Title:

The story of English [videorecording] / Home Vision, a Films Incorporated Company presents ; MacNeil/Lehrer Productions ; a BBC TV co-production with MacNeil-Lehrer Productions in association with WNET.

Publisher:

[S.l.] : Public Media Home Vision, [2009?]

Physical:

4 videodiscs (523 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Notes:

Originally produced in 1987.

ParticipantNote:

Host and co-writer, Robert MacNeil.

Summary:

A nine-part exploration into the past, present and future of the world's most widely spoken and influential language. Discusses the history of the English language from Celtic times through to modern day. Looks at the universal use and different varieties of English in Britain and the New World.

Funding Note:

Andy Shriver Memorial Gift

Subject:

English language--History.

AE:PersName:

McCrum, Robert.

AE:PersName:

Cran, William.

AE:PersName:

MacNeil, Robert.

AE:CorpName:

British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.

AE:CorpName:

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

AE:CorpName:

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

AE:CorpName:

Home Vision (Firm)

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