Tag Archives: language and place

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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Syllabus: Language and Colonialism

Syllabus for Janina Fenigsen’s 2010 graduate/undergraduate seminar, “Language and Colonialism”, at the University of Michigan Department of Anthropology Continue reading

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Star Trek and Wisdom Sits in Places

The Star Trek clip “Darmok” available on you tube complements teaching Basso’s ethnography “Wisdom Sits in Places.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukMNfTnI5M8

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