Thursday, November 10, 2005

Do you speak American?

In this three-part DVD documentary, journalist Robert MacNeil travels across the country, exploring regional varieties of American English, with assistance from Jeff Foxworthy and Kinky Friedman, and Molly Ivans among others.
Explore the impact of diverse influences such as Maine lobstermen, Appalachian "English", hip-hop, Cajun, Spanglish, "Board-speak" of surfers and skate-and-snow boarders, technology, the Internet and other sub-cultures on our dynamic language. Do you speak American?