The second film, american tongues, is rich in humor and uses the prism of language to reveal attitudes about the way other people speak from boston brahmins to black louisiana teenagers, from. Rich in humor and regional color, this sometimes hilarious film uses the prism of language to reveal our attitudes about the way other people speak from boston brahmins to black louisiana. Film commentary: american tongues (due in hardcopy on march 27) american tongues is a film about some of the attitudes (and prejudices) that people hold toward regional forms of american english. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available click here to visit our frequently asked questions about html5 video. A documentary about the way people talk in the united states portrays some of the regional, social, and ethnic differences in american speech, and the attitudes that people have about these differences.
American tongues goes to the streets and the countryside to listen to american english in all its diversity and color american tongues comes in two versions the standard version is 56 minutes long and is the preferred version of the film. An analyzation of the film american tongues the film american tongues discusses different accents and dialects in the united states it's interesting to see how in one country there can be so many accents and so many different ways of saying expressions. In the film american tongues, enormous majority of american from different cities have different regional accents of english some people have positive attitude towards the different regional accents of english. American tongues film commentary essay sample in the film american tongues, enormous majority of american from different cities have different regional accents of english some people have positive attitude towards the different regional accents of english.
American tongues is an interesting documentary that chronicles and demonstrates the different varieties of spoken english in the united states it portrays some of the regional, social, and ethnic differences in american speech and presents various attitudes that people have about these differences. Film response #1 american tongues synopsis: the video american tongues is a documentary, illustrating the aspects of geographical linguistics within the united states a dialect or an accent means the words we use and how we pronounce them, and in this case the language is american english. American tongues is the first documentary to explore the impact of these linguistic attitudes in a fresh and exciting manner for over ten years american tongues has entertained and educated audiences from the high school level on up.
View homework help - american tongus from ling 115 at university of southern california samantha louise alves cavalcanti 11/27/2015 language, society, and culture film commentary american. Viewers should also be told that dialects are an important part of all of american society, and that the film reflects how dialects function throughout the country audiences can be asked to observe how english varies, the kinds of attitudes americans have about dialects, and the controversies that surround their use. The glories of american accents come alive in this hilarious film about what it means to speak the way you do. There are no critic reviews yet for american tongueskeep checking rotten tomatoes for updates. American tongues transcript ©1987 cnam black woman from georgia: in my earlier life i did quite a bit of traveling because my husband was a contractor and moving.
It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. American tongues is a 1988 sociolinguistic documentary examining american english dialects and accents and perceptions thereof it was produced and directed by louis alvarez and andrew kolker the center for new american media won a peabody award for the film in 1987. The classic documentary about the way americans talk.
Feature film american tongues rich in humor and regional color, this sometimes hilarious film by louis alvarez and andrew kolker (pov 1988) uses the prism of language to reveal our attitudes. Papers in linguistics april 20, 2001 questions and answers on the american tongues video a) there are certain stereotypes about dialects that have been perpetuated in the media, including tv and the movies to a large extent, a dialect also contributes to the establishment of a caricature. Online shopping from a great selection at movies & tv store. Film review: spike lee's 'blackkklansman' in the ku klux klan — lee's latest is as much a compelling black empowerment story as it is an electrifying commentary on the problems of.
A few times this semester, the documentary american tongues came up in discussion as a linguistics major, i've watched it in no fewer than three different classes here at temple. Documentary review | american tongues april 25, 2016 by mediacenterblog this is a fun and simple film that has filmmakers traveling across the country interviewing different people to hear their accents.