The Empire Strikes Back

Location:Papua New Guinea and other locations around the worls
Subject:Language
Length:59 minutes
Format:DVD; streaming
Hue:color
Year Released:1986
Series:The Story of English
Director:
Producer:PBS
Distributor:Films for the Humanities and Sciences and Films on Demand
Library Code:UHM AV/C streaming
Description:This classic PBS program features new varieties of English that have transcended British and American influence. The program focuses on some of the most successful examples of “New English,” including Jamaican creole, the English of India, and the pidgin of Melanesia, brought to Papua New Guinea by maritime trade. The program concludes with the possibility that the world’s first global language will endure alongside its unrecognizable descendants.
Record No:3458
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