American Tongues
Linguistic Attitudes in the U.S.

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Larry

I have used this film in my classes for many years and I can see the light bulb come on for students who grew up in isolated pockets of varied co-cultures and have not experienced the sounds of the nation...a bit dated, but a wonderful introduction to dialects!!

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Brian

I have traveled the entire United States. Most of these dialects I have heard through my travels. To me, a different way of speaking is music to my ears. This brought back some pleasant memories.

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