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American Tongues
Linguistic Attitudes in the U.S.

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Still relevant 30 years later. Love hearing all our accents. Our ancestors, our histories, our cultures all present as soon as we speak. And what a flashback to see the hairstyles, fashion and cars from 1988!

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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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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.