English Takes Center Stage

Streaming Video - 2006
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The export of Western culture has made English a star performer on the world stage. This program discusses the ubiquity of Shakespeare and the King James Bible, explaining their roles in propelling English into preeminence as a language for cross-cultural expression. The success of TV as a medium for disseminating English is also explored, as is the appeal of English in movies and music to audiences in India and Japan. Ebonics as a dialect of American English with mass appeal among teens is also considered. Featured personalities include televangelist Pat Robertson; Moira Goff, of the British Library; fashion mogul Sir Paul Smith; and director Nagesh Kukunoor.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2001
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sound, color, digital.
Alternative Title: English takes center stage


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