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Beyond Babel

Synopsis
A two-disc DVD set containing the four, long-unavailable, television programmes, originally broadcast in 1991, along with twenty nine new additional sequences which expand on some of the themes raised by the series. BEYOND BABEL is the only television series to take an in-depth look at the way in which English is being adopted and adapted around the world and how its tremendous rate of growth is driven by trade, culture, politics, and technology. The programmes also explore the impact of this globalization on endangered languages and the relationship of English with its other major linguistic competitors. the series was filmed in the USA, Japan, China, India, South Africa, and Europe, with contributions from a wide range of international personalities. The four individual programmes focused on how trade, culture, politics influenced the spread of English around the world, with the final programme looking to the future, influenced by new media and technology.

Full scripts for the series, clips, background material and the additional sequences may be freely downloaded from the series website http://www.beyondbabel.co.uk/.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
1991
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
English language; English language teaching; Linguistics

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£15.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
300 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

Infonation

Email
mail@infonation.org.uk
Web
http://www.infonation.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7598 0273
Fax
020 7370 1082
Address
272a Earls Court Road
London
SW5 9AS

Distributor

Name

Beyond Babel

Web
http://www.beyondbabel.co.uk External site opens in new window

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