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Video clips for teaching language ideologies

Several colleagues have suggested film and video clips that may be useful in teaching about language ideologies, including the value of standard and non-standard varieties, social stereotypes, and style shifting. This post includes several YouTube videos. Continue reading

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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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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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Perfect English in I Love Lucy

In this clip from I Love Lucy, Lucy is intent on teaching her future child to speak “perfect English”, and she criticizes her husband Ricky Ricardo’s English pronunciation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjadbW2ZARg&feature=related [UPDATE 1/23/2016: The clip originally linked to is not available, but see two … Continue reading

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