Muvver Tongue, The

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Muvver Tongue, The

  • 1986 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs
  • (Story of English, The series, Part 7) Two hundred years ago, England was in the process of colonizing Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Some of the colonizers came as free people, others as convicts and indentured servants. Almost all of these people were members of the working class. Explores the culture of the working class of London and other English cities. Shows how cockney speech and culture was transported to the colonies. Examines the people and literature of Australia, their culture and their unique language, rich in slang and colloguial speech.
  • Topics: (Austronesia, English, Linguistics)