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The Resource Myths, lies, and half-truths of language usage, producer, Laura Walz ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, (videorecording)

Myths, lies, and half-truths of language usage, producer, Laura Walz ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, (videorecording)

Label
Myths, lies, and half-truths of language usage
Title
Myths, lies, and half-truths of language usage
Statement of responsibility
producer, Laura Walz ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen
Title variation
  • Myths, lies, & half-truths of language usage
  • Myths, half-truths of language usage
Contributor
Director
Film distributor
Producer
Production company
Speaker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
JRY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, John McNeill
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Professor John McWhorter, Columbia University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McWhorter, John H.
  • Walz, Laura
  • Leven, Jon
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
The great courses. Literature & language. Linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Historical linguistics
  • Linguistics
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Myths, lies, and half-truths of language usage, producer, Laura Walz ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Attached media. Coursebook
  • 24 lectures, 30 min. each
Color
multicolored
Contents
Disc 1: 1. Alarm over the decay of English -- 2. Surprises in the ancestry of old English -- 3. Not exactly Anglo-Saxon -- 4. Don't forget the Celtic connection -- 5. From insider language to Lingua Franca -- 6. English as easy German -- disc 2: 7. The Viking conquest of English -- 8. How the words of modern English emerged -- 9. Black English: the streamlining continues -- 10. Honored conceits of blackboard grammar -- 11. Pronoun fashions comes and go -- 12. Wrong then, proper now: and vice versa -- disc 3: 13. A procession of accidents and fossils -- 14. The pursuit of logic in language -- 15. Clarity as the logic in language -- 16. 20th century fashions -- 17. The kinds of grammar you don't hear about -- 18. Linguists uncovering grammar we all use -- disc 4: 19. Speech versus writing: different languages -- 20. Speechmaking: from oratory to plain speaking -- 21. The old and new styles of writing -- 22. Got poetry? language with spice -- 23. Why texting is misunderstood -- 24. The living past and future of English
Control code
ocn784207729
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
DVD.
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598038217
Note
420.9 M999 ; XX-D ; 4DVD/1AW ; ADDED=1PM ; LAP ; A13TD001.
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2212
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)784207729
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Myths, lies, and half-truths of language usage, producer, Laura Walz ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Attached media. Coursebook
  • 24 lectures, 30 min. each
Color
multicolored
Contents
Disc 1: 1. Alarm over the decay of English -- 2. Surprises in the ancestry of old English -- 3. Not exactly Anglo-Saxon -- 4. Don't forget the Celtic connection -- 5. From insider language to Lingua Franca -- 6. English as easy German -- disc 2: 7. The Viking conquest of English -- 8. How the words of modern English emerged -- 9. Black English: the streamlining continues -- 10. Honored conceits of blackboard grammar -- 11. Pronoun fashions comes and go -- 12. Wrong then, proper now: and vice versa -- disc 3: 13. A procession of accidents and fossils -- 14. The pursuit of logic in language -- 15. Clarity as the logic in language -- 16. 20th century fashions -- 17. The kinds of grammar you don't hear about -- 18. Linguists uncovering grammar we all use -- disc 4: 19. Speech versus writing: different languages -- 20. Speechmaking: from oratory to plain speaking -- 21. The old and new styles of writing -- 22. Got poetry? language with spice -- 23. Why texting is misunderstood -- 24. The living past and future of English
Control code
ocn784207729
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
DVD.
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598038217
Note
420.9 M999 ; XX-D ; 4DVD/1AW ; ADDED=1PM ; LAP ; A13TD001.
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2212
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)784207729
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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