Category Archives: Videos

Mock Asian in Margaret Cho and Long Duk Dong

Examples of Mock Asian Margaret Cho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAmcPS6xoZA&feature=related (8:32-end) Gedde Watanabe (Long Duk Dong) on NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88591800

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Justice Sotomayor’s name

On the “Late Show,” David Letterman aired a new segment in 2009 called the “Sonia Sotomayor Pronunciation Round-Up.” The video, found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/02/lettermans-sonia-sotomayo_n_210264.html shows the myriad ways talking heads and anchors alike have screwed up the name of the would-be Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Race and language

AAA video Race: Are You So Different?

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Gendered interactional styles in Friends

This clip from the TV show Friends demonstrates a media representation of male and female interactional styles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGoC8FTLKSI&feature=related

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Linguistic profiling, history of AAVE, Gullah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPGx1icFdLQ John Baugh discusses linguistic profiling (see also:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KCL97s1lJg). It also discusses the creolist theory of  the origins of African American English. Around 5:00, the video shows people speaking Gullah.

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Endangered Smith Island dialect

This video shows an example of the endangered Smith Island dialect of English  

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George Lopez and code-switching

You can use this clip from the George Lopez TV show to analyze code-switching.

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Standard v. non-standard English in My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady – Eliza Doolittle’s Cockney Accent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZqESl-0OkA [UPDATE 1/23/2016: The video originally linked to is no longer available. Try the clip below from Pygmalion (1938).]

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“Reasonable suspicion” and “illegality” in the Daily Show

Here’s a send up on the ambiguities of “reasonable suspicion” and “illegality” from the Daily Show from May 2011, apropos of Arizona’s immigration law: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-may-6-2010/suspicious-behavior-on-cinco-de-mayo This clip would be great to pair with the Glenn Beck video posted on this site, which is … Continue reading

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Margaret Cho – I’m the One I Want

In this  excerpt, Cho  talks about race and language: being asked  to speak to viewers “in your native language,” being treated like a visiting exchange student, and being the only White person around a bunch of Asians. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc6mLwOa2Ig This is … Continue reading

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