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Acquiring the Human Language: Playing the Language Game
Series Title: Human Language Series
Call Number: VCR 2004-194
Description: Part 2: explores how children acquire language.
Keywords: Human Language

American Tongues: A Film about the Way We Talk
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Call Number: VCR 2004-126
Description: Portrays differences in various American dialects and people's attitudes about these differences.
Keywords: English Dialects: United States

As Nutayunean = We Still Live Here
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2013-182
Description: Spurred on by the linguist, Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag of southeastern Massachusetts, are bringing their language and their culture back home.
Keywords: Anne Makepeace; Language; Wampanoag Indians

Beyond Africa
Series Title: Making of Mankind
Call Number: VCR 2004-231
Description: The story of Peking Man, increasing intelligence of our ancestors, and the beginnings of language.
Keywords: Human Evolution; Prehistoric Peoples; History

Discovering the Human Language: Colorless Green Ideas
Series Title: Human Language Series
Call Number: VCR 2004-193
Description: Part 1: explores power and limitations of language; discusses words, sentences and universal grammar.
Keywords: Human Language

Do You Speak American?
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Call Number: DVD 2007-36
Description: Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English.
Keywords: English Language: United States

History of the English Language
Series Title: History of the English Language
Call Number: VCR 2001-8
Description: Oversize; 12 lectures, in three parts.
Keywords: English Language

How to Operate a Book
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Call Number: VCR 2004-58
Description: Examination of book structures throughout history and how to preserve them; accompanied by booklet.
Keywords: History of Books

Human Language Evolves: With and Without Words
Series Title: Human Language Series
Call Number: VCR 2004-195
Description: Part 3: explores why and how human language may have evolved, and its possible biological basis.
Keywords: Human Language

Interpreting Nonverbal Communication
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Call Number: DVD 2005-73
Description: Understanding verbal communication, nonverbal patterns and symbols, projecting nonverbal communication, and misinterpreting nonverbal communication.
Keywords: Non-verbal communication

Series Title: Behold Humanity! A Sociological Perspective
Call Number: DVD 2006-48
Description: Examines language in a historical context and as a political tool.

Language and Character
Series Title: Playing Shakespeare
Call Number: DVD 2006-242 v.5
Description: How Shakespeare uses language to define character.
Keywords: Shakespeare

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Call Number: DVD 2009-65
Description: David and Greg, traveling linguists, document languages on the verge of extinction.

Mesopotamia: The Development of Written Language
Series Title: Discovery School
Call Number: DVD 2007-80
Description: Examine how the Sumerians developed a written language, carving cuneiform characters into clay tablets; explore Sumerian folktales.
Keywords: History; Iraq: Ancient Civilization; Sumerian Language

Mother Tongues: Languages around the World
Series Title: Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language
Call Number: DVD 2009-48 v3
Description: 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.
Keywords: Christene Browne; Films for the Humanities & Sciences; Communication

Peter Elbow on Writing: A Conversation with America's Top Writing Teacher
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Call Number: DVD 2006-211
Description: Writing teacher Peter Elbow covers various aspects of the process of writing, including free-writing, revising, feedback from readers, etc.
Keywords: Writing; Peter Elbow; Interview

Picture Books: Elements of Illustration and Story
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Call Number: VCR 87-1
Description: Children's books: history, criticism.
Keywords: Children's Books

Sheng huo zai Zhongguo?
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Call Number: VCR 2007-235
Description: Study and teaching guide for the Chinese language; 4 tapes; a gift from the People's Republic of China Ministry of Education.
Keywords: Chinese Language: Study and Teaching

Sign, Symbol, & Script: Origins of Written Communications & the Birth ...
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Call Number: DVD 2006-49
Description: Sign, Symbol, & Script: Origins of Written Communications & the Birth of the Alphabet traces the development of communication and the the alphabet.
Keywords: Language

Story of Human Language
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2013-38
Description: Professor McWhorter explores common questions about the changing nature of language.
Keywords: Language; Instructional

Take 20: Teaching Writing
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Call Number: DVD 2008-152
Description: Part professional development tool, part documentary, the film asks 20 questions to 22 writing teachers to explore emerging ideas around the teachings of writing. Directed by Todd Taylor from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Keywords: Rhetoric; Interview

That's Not What I Meant!: Language, Culture, and Meaning
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Call Number: VCR 2004-57
Description: Deborah Tannen examines conversation style: how you say something is as important as what you say.
Keywords: Interpersonal Communication

The Writing Series. Grammar
Series Title: Writing Series; Episode 2: 2002
Call Number: DVD 2007-309
Description: Patricia Zukowski and students in her writing class at the University of Massachusetts Amherst demonstrate how to identify and correct grammar mistakes in writing.

Unlocking Language
Series Title: Perspective
Call Number: DVD 2006-50
Description: A diverse group of experts discuss the birth, development, and transmission of the "mysterious phenomenon" called language.
Keywords: Language