The Language Collection

Two unique, enormously entertaining films on American speech patterns and dialects are two of the most popular titles we offer at the CNAM Film Library.

The Peabody Award-winning AMERICAN TONGUES takes a look at American accents and their social implications. It's both a proven crowd-pleaser and a unique window on the way we judge people by the way they talk. AMERICAN TONGUES goes to the streets and the countryside to listen to American English in all its diversity and color.

YEAH YOU RITE! is a fast paced, humorous look at the colorful way the residents of New Orleans express themselves - why they talk the way they do, where the words come from, and what it means to talk with a New Orleans accent.

Institutional customers save $25 on each of these classic titles when they're ordered together.