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Speaking in tongues [videorecording] : the history of language

Speaking in tongues [videorecording] : the history of language

Material type
멀티미디어
Personal Author
Browne, Christene.
Corporate Author
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Title Statement
Speaking in tongues [videorecording] : the history of language / documentary series by Christine Brown ; a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Princeton, NJ :   Films for the Humanities & Sciences ,   2007.  
Physical Medium
5 videodiscs (252 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
요약
"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."--Container.
Content Notes
[disc 1] Let there be words: the origin of the human language (48 min.) -- [disc 2] Constant change: the diversification and spread of language (48 min.) -- [disc 3] Mother tongues: languages around the world (52 min.) -- [disc 4] Civilization to colonization: language takes written form (52 min.) -- [disc 5] Birth and death: the life cycle of language (52 min.)
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Language and languages -- Origin. Historical linguistics. Comparative linguistics. Communication -- History. Documentary television programs.
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245 1 0 ▼a Speaking in tongues ▼h [videorecording] : ▼b the history of language / ▼c documentary series by Christine Brown ; a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
260 ▼a Princeton, NJ : ▼b Films for the Humanities & Sciences , ▼c 2007.
300 ▼a 5 videodiscs (252 min.) : ▼b sd., col. ; ▼c 4 3/4 in.
505 0 0 ▼g [disc 1] ▼t Let there be words: the origin of the human language ▼g (48 min.) -- ▼g [disc 2] ▼t Constant change: the diversification and spread of language ▼g (48 min.) -- ▼g [disc 3] ▼t Mother tongues: languages around the world ▼g (52 min.) -- ▼g [disc 4] ▼t Civilization to colonization: language takes written form ▼g (52 min.) -- ▼g [disc 5] ▼t Birth and death: the life cycle of language ▼g (52 min.)
508 ▼a Director of photography, Stan Barua ; editor, Lee Michael Searles ; composer, Donald Quan.
520 ▼a "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."--Container.
520 ▼a disc 1. What precisely is language, and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of language’s origin. Additional topics include distinguishing features of human communication and what humankind’s first utterances may have been. The early evolution and migration of humans is also considered.
520 ▼a disc 2. This program examines factors that contributed to the diversification and spread of languages, including early migration, the introduction of agriculture, and genes. Language transfer from mother to child and from one population to the next is also investigated, along with the concept of dialects and commonalities among the world’s more than 6,000 languages.
520 ▼a disc 3. Moving from Africa to Oceania and up to Asia and then west to Europe and across the ocean to the Americas, this program assesses how many languages are spoken in each region, the characteristics they share, and misconceptions about them. Historical background on some of the key languages of the regions is included as well.
520 ▼a disc 4. Writing is a relative latecomer to the history of language. This program tracks its emergence in Mesopotamia, China, and Mesoamerica and its spread down through the millennia via conquest -- usually violent, sometimes benign -- and colonization. The creation of creoles and pidgins resulting from the interaction of specific populations is also addressed, and speculation is made about the first things written down.
520 ▼a disc 5. It is predicted that within a century more than half of the world’s languages will become extinct, but as languages are lost, new ones emerge naturally or are constructed. This program provides insights into the language life cycle through topics ranging from constructed languages such as Esperanto, to language endangerment and preservation, to the role of globalization in language obsolescence.
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650 0 ▼a Language and languages ▼x Origin.
650 0 ▼a Historical linguistics.
650 0 ▼a Comparative linguistics.
650 0 ▼a Communication ▼x History.
650 0 ▼a Documentary television programs.
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740 0 2 ▼a Constant change: the diversification and spread of language ▼n disc 2
740 0 2 ▼a Mother tongues: languages around the world ▼n disc 3
740 0 2 ▼a Civilization to colonization: language takes written form ▼n disc 4
740 0 2 ▼a Birth and death: the life cycle of language ▼n disc 5
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