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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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Linguistic profiling

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

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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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