SPEAKING IN TONGUES: Episode#4

Civilization to Colonization

 

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Text Box: Writing is a relative latecomer to the history of language. This program tracks its emergence in Mesopotamia, China, and Mesoamerica and its spread down through the millennia via conquest—usually violent, sometimes benign—and colonization. The creation of creoles and pidgins resulting from the interaction of specific populations is also addressed and speculation is made about the first things to be written down. Noam Chomsky, Peter Daniels ( coeditor of The World’s Writing Systems), the Manhattan Institute’s John McWhorter, MIT’s Michel DeGraff and Salikoko Mufwene of The University of Chicago contribute. 
Canada 2007 
48 Minutes, Color, DVD
Documentary 
English 
Text Box: SYNCOPATED PRODUCTIONS INC.

Illuminating , Entertaining ,  Educational