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Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language Series

Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language is a ground breaking 5 part documentary series that looks at language from  prehistoric times to the present day. Noam Chomsky is one of the many renown experts featured in the series. (5x 48 minutes)

Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language Episode # 1 – Let There Be Words

What precisely is language and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of Language’s origin. ( 48  minutes)

 

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Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language Episode #2 – Constant Change

This program examines the factors that contributed to the diversification and spread of languages. (48 minutes)

 

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Speaking in Tongue: The History of Language Episode # 3 – Mother Tongues

This program travels the globe and surveys a large portion of the world’s languages.  (48 minutes)

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Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language Episode # 4 – Civilization to Colonization

The history of writing and the emergence of Creoles and Pidgins are examined in this program. (48 minutes)

 

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Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language Episode # 5 – Life and Death

This programs looks at language extinction and endangerment, the creation of artificial languages and current trends in Language. (48 minutes)

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