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LINGUIST List 17.2398

Fri Aug 25 2006

Books: Anthropological Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Horne

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Adele Horne, The Tailenders: Horne

Message 1: The Tailenders: Horne
Date: 23-Aug-2006
From: Adele Horne <adelehorneearthlink.net>
Subject: The Tailenders: Horne

Title: The Tailenders
Published: 2006
Publisher: New Day Films

Book URL: http://www.newday.com/films/tailenders.html

Author: Adele Horne
Video: ISBN: 1574481738 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 275 Comment: 72 min. VHS
Video: ISBN: 1574481746 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 225 Comment: 52 min. VHS
Video: ISBN: 1574481509 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 275 Comment: 72 min. DVD

"The Tailenders," a new documentary of interest to linguistic anthropologists,
was broadcast nationally last month on P.O.V. and is now available from
New Day Films. The Tailenders is a captivating look at a missionary group's
use of ultra-low-tech audio devices to evangelize indigenous communities
facing crises caused by global economic forces. Global Recordings Network,
founded in Los Angeles in 1939, has produced audio versions of Bible
stories in over 5,500 languages, and aims to record in every language on
earth. The film traces their journeys in the Solomon Islands, Mexico, India
and the United States, where they distribute the recordings, along with hand-
wind audio players, to "the Tailenders": the last people to be reached by
worldwide evangelism.

The film raises questions about how people who receive the recordings
understand them. It explores the physical properties of sound, how the
recorded voice mingles with unintentionally recorded local ambient sounds,
and how meaning changes as it crosses language and culture.

Critical Acclaim:

"The Tailenders provides extraordinary insight into the work of missionaries
in remote regions throughout the world, and the key place of translation and
technology in the world of contemporary evangelical work. Combining
documentary and experimental approaches with great attention to the visual
and auditory concerns, this film is one of the best I have seen on this topic."
- Faye Ginsburg, Director, Center for Media, Culture and History, New York

"To make The Tailenders, Adele Horne combined her filmmaker's skills with
the perception and fairness of a skilled ethnographer. The film is a
provocative portrait of an evangelical mission on the insecure margins of the
global economy."
- Jon Miller, Director of Research, Center for Religion and Civic Culture,
University of Southern California

"This gorgeous, inspired and gutsy film . . . opens up new ideological vistas
on religion, technology and globalization. It dares viewers not to be surprised
by it."
- Virginia Heffernan, The New York Times

"A haunting documentary about Christian missionaries who have been
traveling the world since 1939 to record and spread Bible stories in every
- Nancy Dewolf Smith, The Wall Street Journal

"With a visual clarity equal to her intellectual discourse, Horne explores the
myriad contrasts offered by her subject, alive to many epiphanies and ironies
along the way."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
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