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Do you speak American?

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Summary:Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy.
With optional English subtitles. Episode numeration from menu screen; episode titles from container.
Contributor:Cran, William
MacNeil, Robert, 1931-
Provider:MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Paladin InVision, Ltd
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
Educational Broadcasting Corporation
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:English language Dialects United States
English language Dialects Northeastern States
English language Dialects Southern States
English language Dialects West (U.S.)
Americanisms Northeastern States
Americanisms Southern States
Americanisms West (U.S.)
Credits:Reporter: Robert MacNeil.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Films@UM Browse terms:American Culture, History
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