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Category Archives: Videos
a series of videos on English vocabulary, language origins, and other language and society related topics Continue reading
Saoirse Ronan tries to teach Stephen Colbert to speak English with an Irish accent. Separately, Jim McCloskey discusses the Irish language on The World. Continue reading
Here are some films that people on the linganth list have mentioned as good to show in class: Mickey Mouse Monopoly (good with Lippi-Green): http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=112 Multilingual Hong Kong http://www.foryue.org/ The Linguists http://www.thelinguists.com/ Voices of North Carolina http://ncsu.edu/linguistics/talkingnc/products/voicesofnc.php Speaking in Tongues http://speakingintonguesfilm.info/ Pidgin: The Voice of … Continue reading
This is the famous Jimmy Smits SNL skit that Jane Hill talks about in her discussion of Mock Spanish. (you will need to subscribe to Hulu plus to watch the video) http://www.hulu.com/watch/281246/saturday-night-live-enchilada
This HUD video on housing discrimination shows a White man taking on various accents when making phone calls to ask about apts for rent. Useful to pair with John Baugh’s work on linguistic profiling
Many of the clips in the 2001 film Mickey Mouse Monopoly: Disney, Childhood, and Corporate Power are useful for pairing with Lippi Green http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=112
Black Comedian Steve Harvey compares white and black communication styles. He imitates a white man’s voice at 2:35-4:13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICsHscXzXw0 (2:35-4:13)
See 8:27-9:38 in this episode of MacGuyver for a Hollywood portrayal of Injun English http://www.cbs.com/classics/macgyver/video/?pid=oBrc4c2saVHcDEu5v_LJhILTs6IMa4mX&vs=&play=true (8:27-9:38)