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Fry's Planet Word Series

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Catalogue Number:  BBC031
Producer:  BBC
Subject:  English, Language Arts
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2011

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Wordsmith Stephen Fry is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language, from cutting-edge linguistics research to the glories of world literature. The five-part series takes viewers through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today, with its HTML, e-books, and texting. With insights from linguists, writers, scholars, and comedians, the series reveals how language is used, abused, and continually evolving.

A BBC Production. 5-part series, 57–60 minutes each.

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