Language and communication

United States, 1983

Film
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Episode number 6 of Series “Faces of culture”.
Across the earth can be heard the lilt and cadence of different languages. Each language is a framework for our feelings, our dreams and our wishes. Between three and five thousand languages are known to exist in the world today. Language is the primary vehicle through which culture is shared and transmitted and it is through language that we learn our culture. Various experts speak on this subject. Comparisons are made with the animal world. Touches on basic semantics, body language, and ritual codes. Also includes an interesting discussion on African-American dialect. Narrated by David Carradine.

Credits

director

Harry Ratner

producer

Ira R. Abrams

production company

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Coast Community College District

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38717

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Language and culture

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and culture

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and languages

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Nonverbal communication

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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