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DVD DVD 427.975 DO
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2005.

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General Note: Optional English subtitles.
Introduction -- Appalachian English -- Sounding country -- Cajun English -- Cowboy talk -- African-American English in Texas -- Texas town names and Kinky Friedman -- Languages and politics -- South to the border.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cameraman, Allan Palmer ; editor, Joe Frost ; composer, Paul Foss.
Participant or Performer: Featuring, Robert MacNeil ; narrator, Orlagh Cassidy.
Summary, etc.: Follows Robert MacNeil as he travels down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Appalachia, Louisiana Cajun country, and the Tex-Mex border to examine Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Linguist Walt Wolfram, columnist Molly Ivins, pop country singer Cody James, and others talk about regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Includes recordings of Eudora Welty and Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks, as well as WPA recordings from around 1940.
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System requirements: DVD-ROM drive required to access Web links included with this program.
Optional English subtitles.
Subject: English language Spoken English Southern States
English language Spoken English Texas
English language Spoken English Louisiana
English language Dialects United States
English language United States Pronunciation
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