Tag Archives: indexicality

The i-word

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/linguists-york-times-illegal-neutral-accurate/story?id=17366512&singlePage=true#.UHfgZW_A9vs Accessed Oct 11, 2012 Linguists Tell New York Times That ‘Illegal’ Is Neither ‘Neutral’ nor ‘Accurate’ By CRISTINA COSTANTINI Oct. 1, 2012 José Manuel Godínez-Samperio, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico says that he wants to be called “undocumented” because … Continue reading

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Language and character in Disney movies

  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  

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Anti-illegal alien website

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.

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Politicians’ remarks about Hispanic voters and chimichangas

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

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Glee “The Spanish Teacher” episode

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

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Renaming Gypsies in Romania

This report aired on Public Radio International in December 2011 discusses the decision to recognize the word “Gypsy” as pejorative and replace it with “Roma” in the official Romanian dictionary. http://www.theworld.org/2011/12/linguistic-respect-for-the-people-once-derided-as-gypsies/

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Deixis

“My Mom’s Name is Jean?”: Discussion of deixis- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmN1UsoZRkg Suriya’s Aircel Ads (first two only): silly lead-in to deixis- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBK3ZcGrYHU&feature=autoplay&list=PL0A2BFF294A1ACC18&lf=plpp_video&playnext=1

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