Tag Archives: English

Arika Okrent language-related videos

a series of videos on English vocabulary, language origins, and other language and society related topics Continue reading

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Seth Meyers “Boston Accent Trailer”

This segment from Late Night with Seth Meyers, “Boston Accent Trailer”, parodies Hollywood films set in Boston and their treatment of language. It comments humorously on stereotypical lexical items (bro, wicked), the variety of accents portrayed (“the upscale Kennedy-type”, “the … Continue reading

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Films to show in class

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

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Regional variation in pronunciation/ dialect map

This website demonstrates regional variation in pronunciation with examples of how people in different parts of the US pronounce the word “bought.” http://www.utexas.edu/courses/linguistics/resources/socioling/boughtmap/index.html Creole, Gullah* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPGx1icFdLQ (From 5:00 or so) *Audio and video are not synched accurately.

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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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