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1. Do you speak american? up north.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins. ; color. , VOLUME ONE: UP NORTH: In this program, Robert MacNeil canvasses the North to learn firsthand about linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority dialects and linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee are sampled, and Bill Labov, the dean of American linguists. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

2. Do you speak american? down south.   Publication: Princeton Films for the Humanities & Sciences 2005 , VOLUME TWO: DOWN SOUTH. This program follows Robert MacNeil 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. Recordings of Eudora Welty and Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks are included, as well as WPA recordings from around 1940. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

3. Do you speak American? out west.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins.; color. , VOLUME THREE: OUT WEST: In this program, Robert MacNeil heads to California to take part in meaningful dialogues on Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude" before going to Seattle to consider the implications of voice- activation technology. Linguist Carmen Fought, Stanford University's Cliff Nass, screenwriters Amy Heckerling and Winnie Holtzman, and others speak their minds about Spanish in America, why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial/regional stereotypes. The teaching of standard English without devaluing or denigrating cultural linguistic differences is addressed. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

4. Connect with English   Publication: Washington, DC: Annenberg/CPB 2004 . 48 episodes. color , Connect with English, Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect With English touches on life's important issues. This English teaching series is for levels from high beginning through low and high intermediate. Episode 1: Rebecca's Dream. Grammar lessons: be: present tense, affirmative statements; subject pronouns; imperatives. | Episode 2: Difference. Grammar lessons: be: present tense, negative statements; indefinite articles a and an sentences with there is/there are; compound sentences with and. | Episode 3: A visit to the Doctor. Grammar lessons: be: present tense, yes/no questions; short answers to yes/no questions with be; possessive adjectives and possessive nouns. | Episode 4: Celebrations. Grammar lessons: present continuous tense, affirmative statements; definite article the; noun phrase: article + adjective + noun. | Episode 5: Breaking the News. Grammar lessons: present continuous tense, negative statements; wh- questions with who and what; compound sentences with but. | Episode 6: Saying Goodbye. Grammar lessons: present continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; wh- questions with when; prepositions to tell when (present time). | Episode 7: Leaving Home. Grammar lessons: future with going to; wh- questions with where; adverbs and prepositions to tell where. | Episode 8: The Stranger. Grammar lessons: simple present tense, affirmative statements; direct object nouns; direct object pronouns. | Episodes 9: The Motel. Grammar lessons: simple present tense, negative statements; demonstrative adjectives; demonstrative pronouns. Episodes | 10: Negotiations. Grammar lessons: simple present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; possessive pronouns; can (ability, possibility). | Episodes 11: Photos and Farewells. Grammar lessons: be: past tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: past tense, yes/no questions and short answers; count and non-count nouns. | Episodes 12: A New Home. Grammar lessons: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (regular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers; adverbs and prepositions to tell when (past time). | Episode 13:Job Hunting. Grammar review be: present tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; be: present tense, wh- questions and answers. | Episode 14: A Bad Day. Grammar review be: past tense, affirmative and negative statements; be: past tense, yes/no questions and answers; be: past tense, wh- questions and short answers. | Episode 15: A Night Out. Grammar lessons: can and could (ability, possibility); can you/could you/would you (requests); can, could, and may (permission). | Episode 16: First Day of Class. Grammar review: direct object nouns and pronouns; grammar lessons: direct object infinitives: affirmative and negative statements; direct object infinitives: yes/no questions and short answers. | Episode 17:Casey at Bat. Grammar review: present continuous tense, affirmative and negative statements; present continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present continuous tense, wh- questions and answers. | Episode 18:The Art Gallery. Grammar review: simple present tense, affirmative and negative statements; simple present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; simple present tense, wh- questions and answers. | Episode 19:The Picinic. Grammar review: count nouns; non-count nouns; grammar lessons: sentences with there was/there were. | Episode 20: Prejudice. Grammar review: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (regular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers (regular verbs); simple past tense, wh- questions and answers (regular verbs). | Episode 21: A Difficult Decision. Grammar review: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements (irregular verbs); simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers (irregular verbs); simple past tense, wh- questions and short answers (irregular verbs). | Episode 22: Guitar Lessons. Grammar lessons: should and must: affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questions and short answers; compound sentences with and, too, and either; tag questions with be, should, and can. | Episode 23: The Retirement Party. Grammar lessons: the future with will: affirmative and negative statements; the future with will: yes/no questions and short answers; wh- questions; present continuous tense and simple present tense for future meaning. | Episode 24: The Phone Call. Grammar lessons: have to: present tense, affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questions and short answers; have to: past tense, affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questions and short answers; compound sentences with or. | Episode 25:Review. Grammar lessons: used to: affirmative and negative statements; drawing conclusions: might and must in affirmative and negative statements; cardinal and ordinal numbers. | Episode 26:The Emergency. Grammar lessons: past continuous tense, affirmative statements; past continuous tense, negative statements; stative verbs. | Episode 27:Bade News. Grammar lessons: past continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; past continuous tense, wh- questions; there is/are and there was/were: yes/no questions and short answers. | Episode 28:Brothers. Grammar lessons: adverbial phrases and clauses: one action before or after another action; adverbial phrases and clauses: two actions at the same time; past continuous and simple past tense. | Episode 29:Grief. Grammar lessons: indirect object nouns and pronouns: affirmative and negative statements; indirect object nouns and pronouns: yes/no questions and short answers; indirect objects and direct objects: wh- questions and answers. | Episode 30:Life Goes On. Grammar lessons: present perfect tense, affirmative statements; adverbials with present perfect tense; present perfect tense and simple past tense. | Episode 31: A Box of Memories. Grammar lessons: present perfect tense, negative statements; present perfect tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect tense, wh- questions | Episode 32 : The Missing Car. Grammar lessons: present perfect continuous tense, affirmative statements; present perfect continuous tense, negative statements; comparative and superlative | Episode 33: The Breakdown. Grammar lessons: present perfect continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect continuous tense, wh- questions; review: direct object infinitives: affirmative and negative statements; yes/no questions. | Episode 34: A Call for Help. Grammar lessons: direct object gerunds: affirmative and negative statements; direct object gerunds: yes/no questions and short answers; subject gerunds. | Episdoe 35: Changes. Grammar lessons: adverbial phrases and clauses of reason: affirmative and negative statements; adverbial phrases and clauses of reason: yes/no questions and short answers; wh- questions with why; so/such ... that. | Episdoe 36: The Farm. Grammar lessons: direct speech; present conditional statements; future conditional statements. | Episode 37:Thanksgiving. Grammar review: past continuous tense, affirmative and negative statements; past continuous tense, yes/no questions and short answers; wh- questions and answers; past continuous tense and simple past tense. | Episode 38:Starting Over. Grammar review: wh- questions with who, what, when, where, why, and how long; grammar lessons: wh- questions: who/what as subjects; who/whom/what as objects; wh- questions with what/which/how much/how many (+ noun). | Episode 39:The Pressure's On. Grammar review: present perfect tense, affirmative and negative statements; contrast present perfect tense and simple past tense; grammar lessons: irregular simple past tense and past participles. | Episode 40:Sharing Feelings. Grammar review: present perfect tense, yes/no questions and short answers; present perfect tense, wh- questions; grammar lessons: reflexive pronouns. | Episode 41: Unexpected Offers. Grammar lessons: past perfect tense, affirmative and negative statements; past perfect tense and simple past tense; past perfect tense: yes/no questions and short answers. | Episdoe 42: The Audition. Grammar lessons: wh- questions with how often; frequency expressions; adverbs of frequency; wh- questions with how and adverbs of manner; wh- questions with whose; possessive adjectives, nouns, and pronouns. | Episode 43: Dreamcatcher. Grammar lessons: adjective clauses: describing people; adjective clauses: describing things; adjective clauses: describing people and things. | Episode 44: Gifts. Grammar lessons: direct speech; grammar lessons: indirect speech; embedded questions. | Episode 45 True Love. Grammar review: direct object gerunds; direct object infinitives; direct object infinitives with subjects. lessons: contrary-to-fact conditional statements. | Episode 46 Friendship. Grammar lessons: passive voice: simple present tense, affirmative and negative statements; passive voice: simple present tense, yes/no questions and short answers; prepositional phrases with by in passive voice statements. | Episode 47 The Lost Boys. Grammar lessons: passive voice: simple past tense, affirmative and negative statements; passive voice: simple past tense, yes/no questions and short answers; transitive and intransitive verbs. | Episode 48 A Very Good Year. Grammar review: present conditional statements; future conditional statements; grammar Date: 2004 Availability: No items available: