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Monthly Archives: April 2012
This anti-illegal alien site contains rants about illegal aliens and compares them to thieves, invaders, etc: http://www.illegalaliens.us/ Some of the more interesting links on the site include the ‘Illegal Illegals Song’ and ‘Euphemisms.’ Tons of other links to explore as well.
“You have lots of ‘splaining to do”… Senator Tom Corburn (R-Oklahoma) interrupted Supreme Court candidate Sonia Sotomayor’s explanation about gun laws with this phrase, which echoes what Ricky Ricardo used to say to Lucy on the television show “I Love Lucy” … Continue reading
From Taco- to Chimichanga-Gate * “Insensitive Remarks Know No Party” by Kathleen McKinley,Houston Chronicle (February 18, 2012) http://blog.chron.com/texassparkle/2012/02/insensitive-remarks-knows-no-party/ * “The chimichanga wars” By Dana Milbank,Washington Post (February 17, 2012) http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-chimichanga-wars/2012/02/17/gIQAFEBrJR_story.html * “Friday Talking Points — Milbank’s Unfunny Puns” By Chris … Continue reading
This episode of Glee is all about negotiating the Spanish language in an English-dominant US high school. There are some great examples of indexicality and lines that could be considered Mock Spanish. The episode can be accessed on hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/326451/glee-the-spanish-teacher Moments … Continue reading
In this clip from the 2012 Golden Globes, the TV series Modern Family is presented with an award, and the legitimacy of Spanish and intelligibility of Spanish speaking actors is negotiated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b6HG9KTtnQ These are the key moments to look for: … Continue reading
Newt Gingrich argues against bilingual education because English is “the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rF694NzjPU Here is his “apology” in gringo spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=wjHa1JHiHFU
Here is an attack ad against Romney linking his ability to speak French to all kinds of negative character traits. Pair this with the Huntsman ad on this site which shows him speaking Chinese to get students thinking about media portrayals of speaking … Continue reading
Here are a few materials that work for introductory lectures. “Life In A Day” is a historic film capturing for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaFVr_cJJIY&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1 “The Anthropology Song” was written … Continue reading