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American Tongues


"American Tongues" is a 1988 sociolinguistic documentary examining American English dialects and accents and perceptions thereof.

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Google previewInvestigating Culture (2017)

An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology by Carol Delaney, Deborah Kaspin

American Tongues is an excellent film that demonstrates the range of regional differences in American English and raises the question of why certain ways of speaking – a Brooklyn or South Boston accent – are disparaged. An uninflected ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Identity (2010)

by Ronald L. Jackson II

American Tongues: A film about the way we talk [Video recording] ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

to the American tongues, and its divergence from the “ Ural-Altaic " family of speech. Here, however, more detailed investigations are needed to settle the question.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2005)

by J. Gordon Melton

In the American British colonies, efforts to translate the Bible into the various Native American tongues began in the 17th century. The 18th-century Evangelical Awakening in England gave birth to the word missions movement and ...

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Dialect Road Trip! - American Tongues episode #4

Take a trip across the country and listen to the rich diversity of accents! People in eastern Kentucky, central Ohio, and west Texas show how their accents and ...


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