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The Resource The story of human language, the Teaching Company ; Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven

The story of human language, the Teaching Company ; Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven

Label
The story of human language
Title
The story of human language
Statement of responsibility
the Teaching Company ; Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Course explores many of the common questions about language, such as: Why isn't there just a single language? Or, How does a language change, and when it does, is that change indicative of decay or growth?
Member of
Cataloging source
PBR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Academic content supervisor, Pam Greer ; camera, Tom Dooley, Jim Allen, Amanda Carter
Dewey number
417/.7
PerformerNote
Lecturer: John McWhorter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McWhorter, John H
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
  • Great courses
  • Great courses. Literature & language. Linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
  • Historical linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Pidgin languages
  • Creole dialects
  • Languages, Artificial
  • Language and languages
  • Creole dialects
  • Dialectology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Languages, Artificial
  • Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Pidgin languages
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The story of human language, the Teaching Company ; Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Course no. 1600."
  • Lectures 1-36 of 36 lectures on 6 discs in one container
  • Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Accompanying material
1 guidebook (iv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1. What is language? -- Lecture 2. When language began -- Lecture 3. How language changes: sound change -- Lecture 4. How language changes: building new material -- Lecture 5. How language changes: meaning and order -- Lecture 6. How language changes: many directions -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. How language changes: modern English -- Lecture 8. Language families: Indo-European -- Lecture 9. Language families: tracing Indo-European -- Lecture 10. Language families: diversity of structures -- Lecture 11. Language families: clues to the past -- Lecture 12. The case against the world's first language
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. The case for the world's first language -- Lecture 14. Dialects: subspecies of species -- Lecture 15. Dialects: where do you draw the line? -- Lecture 16. Dialects: two tongues in one mouth -- Lecture 17. Dialects: the standard as token of the past -- Lecture 18. Dialects: spoken style, written style -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Dialects: the fallacy of blackboard grammar -- Lecture 20. Language mixture: words -- Lecture 21. Language mixture: grammar -- Lecture 22. Language mixture: language areas -- Lecture 23. Language develops beyond the call of duty -- Lecture 24. Language interrupted
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25. A new perspective on the story of English -- Lecture 26. Does culture drive language change? -- Lecture 27. Language starts over: Pidgins -- Lecture 28. Language starts over: Creoles I -- Lecture 29. Language starts over: Creoles II -- Lecture 30. Language starts over: signs of the new -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Language starts over: the Creole continuum -- Lecture 32. What is Black English? -- Lecture 33. Language death: the problem -- Lecture 34. Language death: prognosis -- Lecture 35. Artificial languages -- Lecture 36. Finale: master class
Control code
ocn826862455
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Single guidebook ed..
Extent
6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.)
Isbn
9781565859487
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1600A-01
  • PB1600A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)826862455
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The story of human language, the Teaching Company ; Producer, James Blandford ; director, Jon Leven
Publication
Note
  • "Course no. 1600."
  • Lectures 1-36 of 36 lectures on 6 discs in one container
  • Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Accompanying material
1 guidebook (iv, 202 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1. What is language? -- Lecture 2. When language began -- Lecture 3. How language changes: sound change -- Lecture 4. How language changes: building new material -- Lecture 5. How language changes: meaning and order -- Lecture 6. How language changes: many directions -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. How language changes: modern English -- Lecture 8. Language families: Indo-European -- Lecture 9. Language families: tracing Indo-European -- Lecture 10. Language families: diversity of structures -- Lecture 11. Language families: clues to the past -- Lecture 12. The case against the world's first language
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. The case for the world's first language -- Lecture 14. Dialects: subspecies of species -- Lecture 15. Dialects: where do you draw the line? -- Lecture 16. Dialects: two tongues in one mouth -- Lecture 17. Dialects: the standard as token of the past -- Lecture 18. Dialects: spoken style, written style -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Dialects: the fallacy of blackboard grammar -- Lecture 20. Language mixture: words -- Lecture 21. Language mixture: grammar -- Lecture 22. Language mixture: language areas -- Lecture 23. Language develops beyond the call of duty -- Lecture 24. Language interrupted
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25. A new perspective on the story of English -- Lecture 26. Does culture drive language change? -- Lecture 27. Language starts over: Pidgins -- Lecture 28. Language starts over: Creoles I -- Lecture 29. Language starts over: Creoles II -- Lecture 30. Language starts over: signs of the new -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Language starts over: the Creole continuum -- Lecture 32. What is Black English? -- Lecture 33. Language death: the problem -- Lecture 34. Language death: prognosis -- Lecture 35. Artificial languages -- Lecture 36. Finale: master class
Control code
ocn826862455
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Single guidebook ed..
Extent
6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.)
Isbn
9781565859487
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1600A-01
  • PB1600A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)826862455
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD

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