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Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language

Currently there are more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world. This five-part series traces the history and evolution of language and attendant theories and controversies while evaluating the scope of linguistic diversity, the dissemination of language, the expansion of language into written form, and the life cycle of language. Prominent figures in the field of linguistics—Noam Chomsky, John McWhorter, and Peter Ladefoged, to name only three—are featured. 5-part series, 48 minutes each.

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Item#: FMK37537
Copyright date: ©2007
DVD (Chaptered) ISBN 978-1-4213-8515-0

The Series Includes : Let There Be Words: The Origin of Human Language | Constant Change: The Diversification and Spread of Language | Mother Tongues: Languages Around the World | Civilization to Colonization: Language Takes Written Form | Birth and Death: The Life Cycle of Language
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Domino: Interracial People and the Search for Identity

This program explores the stories of six interracial people and their quest to forge their own identities. Interracial people are often asked, "Which race do you consider yourself?" The program explores the kinds of issues that are triggered by this ...(more details)
DVD $169.95
Eastern Europe: Political Powder Keg
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This three-part series provides an in-depth look at the troubled history of a part of the world that has served as a linchpin and tinderbox for much of the 20th century. The programs use rare archival footage to trace events from 1900 to the fall of ...(more details)
DVD $449.85
DVD + 3-Year Streaming $674.78
3-Year Streaming $449.85
Can the States Do It Better?
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This program explores the history and anatomy of the ongoing political debate over the idea of shifting power and authority from the federal government to the states and individuals. The program goes back to the founding of the country and examines t...(more details)
DVD $149.95
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3-Year Streaming $149.95
English Only in America?
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When California passed a law making English its official language, it set off a storm of legal and social debate-debate which continues to rage today. In this program, advocates for and against the policy examine the topic from social, legal, and edu...(more details)
DVD $169.95
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3-Year Streaming $169.95
The Evolution of Revolution: Live from Tehran

During the Carter administration, Iranian students seized the American embassy in Tehran-and 53 American hostages-to begin a standoff that lasted until Ronald Reagan's inauguration 444 days later. What factors prompted that act of terrorism? This ABC...(more details)
DVD $89.95

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