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Anthropology Videos - Linguistics

Anthropology-Linguistics/Language Videos

These videos are for research purposes, not entertainment. Patrons will be limited to five (5) videos and one (1) week of borrowing time. The Museum Library does have the equipment to view videos at the library. Teaching assistants and Professors maybe able to check out videos for classes. Any questions please ask at the Library Desk.

Edgewalker: a conversation with Linda Schele. [videorecording] A film by Andrew Weeks, Simon Martin and Lori Conley. [Austin, TX]: Home Life Productions, 1999. Videorecording (48 min.) Abstract: A conversation with Linda Schele, looking at her life and her studies of Maya art, hieroglyphics and civilization. University Museum Library Desk F1435.S345 A3 1999.

Chimp talk [videorecording] /MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998. 1 videocassette (14 min.) Abstract: Explores the controversial issue of language use by apes with primatologist Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Dr. Laura Ann Petitto. The results of Savage-Rumbaugh's 20-year study with chimpanzees reveal that they can use language with the astounding accuracy of a two-year-old human, which includes a rudimentary syntactical ability. However, Petitto's research indicates that humans have a cognitive predisposition for language lacking in chimps, which leads to the conclusion that although apes communicate by associating symbols with objects and actions, they do not have language abilities in the way that humans do. University Museum Library Desk QL737.P96 C474 1998.

The human language series [videorecording] / Equinox Films; a series produced, written and directed by Gene Searchinger. Publisher: New York, NY: Ways of Knowing, Inc., c1995.3 videocassettes (55 min. each)Abstract: Explores human language, its origins, acquisition and evolution. Contents: Pt. 1. Discovering the human language -- pt. 2. Acquiring the human language -- pt. 3. The human language evolves. University Museum Library Desk VHS P106 .H865 1995 pts. 1-3

Knorosov: el desciframiento de la escritura Maya = the decipherment of the Mayan script[videorecording] / CONACULTA; un documental de Tiahoga Ruge y Eduardo Herrera; direccisn, Tiahoga Ruge y Eduardo Herrera F.; guisn, Olaga Caceres, Tiahoga Ruge, Eduardo Herrera F. New York: First Run/Icarus Films, 2000. 1 videocassette (57 min.) Narrators: Heather Dreshner, Danny Laird. Abstract: Documentary on Yuri V. Knorosov, who in 1952 while working at the Russian Institute of Ethnography discovered the key to the Mayan writing system. Includes interviews with Knorozov and Michael Coe, author of Breaking the Maya code. University Museum Library Desk VHS F1435.3.W75 K567 2000

Language [videorecording] / Quibec Film and Television ... [et al.]; produced by Productions Coscient Inc.; producer, Vincent Leduc; directed by Jean-Pierre Maher. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2000. 1 videocasette (53 min.) Series: The art of communicating. Abstract: Examines language in a historical context and as a political tool. Describes the effect that the printing press and the Internet have had on the ascendancy of English as the universal language, and the resultant disappearance of many other languages. University Museum Library Desk P35 .L265 2000.

Pinker, Steven. How the mind works [videorecording] / produced with the cooperation of Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ; presented by Steven Pinker; produced and directed by Robert DiNozzi. Los Angeles, CA: Into the Classroom Media, 2000. 1 videocassette (ca. 52 min.) + instructor's package (28 p.). Abstract: Steve Pinker discusses the scientific understanding of the human mind. Based on his book How the mind works. University Museum Library Desk QP360.5 .P562 2000 videocassette + instructor's pkg.

Sign, symbol, script: origins of written communications and the birth of the alphabet [videorecording] /written & produced by Menahem Mansoor. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999. 1 videocassette (40 min.)Abstract: Traces the development of written communication and the birth of the alphabet from ancient rock and cave paintings, pictures, signs, symbols, cuneiform, hierglyphs, Chinese systems of writing to the Phoenician, Paleo-Hebrew, Greek and Roman alphabets in about 1400 B.C. University Museum Library Desk P211 .S53 1999.

Steven Pinker: in-depth [videorecording]. Los Angeles, CA.: Into the Classroom Media, 2000. 1 videocassette (32 min.) Abstract: Steve Pinker goes in depth, addressing key issues, implications, and criticisms about How the mind works. University Museum Library Desk QP360.5 .P5622 2000.

Teaching sign language to the chimpanzee, Washoe [videorecording] / Allen Gardner and Beatrice Gardner. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University, Media Sales, c1973. 1 videocassette (48 min.). University Museum Library Desk VHS QL737.P96 T43 1973

Unlocking language [videorecording]/a World Wide Pictures Production for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office; produced by John Kelleher; directed by Jane Merkin. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999. 1 videocassette (29 min.) Abstract: (Producer) In this fascinating program, a diverse group of experts-an evolutionary linguist, a neurologist, a geneticist, a neuropsychologist, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and an Oxford professor of communication-discuss the birth, development, and transmission of the mysterious phenomenon called language. Topics explored include language as an innately guided behavior in unborn babies, infants, and toddlers; the parts of the brain involved in language; the relationship between genes and language disorders; and the isolation of the Speech 1 gene. University Museum Library Desk P116 .U55 1999.

Washoe:the monkey who communicates through sign language [videorecording]/ Eolis Productions, La Sept prisentent un film icrit par Philippe Calderon and Guillaume Vincent; rialisi par Philippe Calderon. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997. 1 videocassette (53 min.) Abstract: Documentary that traces the life and unique accomplishments of Washoe, the first chimpanzee to communicate with humans and other monkeys in American sign language. Shows Washoe as she was raised like a child by two psychologists, Allen and Beatrix Gardner, who were studying the influence of human interaction on simians. Their experiment, without precedent, follows Washoe from her first communication in sign language with her human parents, to her role as teacher of sign language to her son and fellow monkeys. Shows all of the monkeys communicating freely without outside prompting. University Museum Library Desk QL737.P96 W37 1997.

Writing [videorecording] /produced by Productions Coscient Inc.; directed by Louis Fraser. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2000. 1 videocassette (53 min.) Series: The art of communicating. Abstract: Traces the evolution of writing from its pictograph and hieroglyph antecedents. University Museum Library Desk Z40 .W74 2000.

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