Monday, February 27, 2017

Rickford: "Suite for Ebony and Phonics"

John R. Rickford
So you've read "Suite for Ebony and Phonics" by John Rickford. Thoughts?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wolfram and Schilling-Estes: Standards and Vernaculars

So you've read Wolfram and Schilling-Estes (that's Walt above, Schilling-Estes below).  Thoughts on something other than the relative size of the photos of them that I was able to locate online?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Roberts: Speech Communities"

So you've read "Speech Communities" by Paul M. Roberts.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Chaika: "Pragmatics: Discourse Routines"

So you've read ""Pragmatics: Discourse Routines" by Elaine Chaika (#17)


Monday, February 13, 2017

Crystal: Why a Global Language?

So you've read "Why a Global Language?" by David Crystal.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Rearing Bilingual Children in a Monolingual Culture

Stephen J. Caldas (couldn't find a photo of Suzanne)
So you've read "Rearing Bilingual Children in a Monolingual Culture: A Louisiana Experience."  Thoughts?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Linguists

Watch to the 15:30 mark and share your thoughts/reactions!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Student Presentation Schedule

Friday, March 24: “Endangered Native American Languages: What Is to Be Done and Why” by James Crawford. Presentation by Socorra.

Monday, March 27: "Metaphors We Live By” by George Lakoff and Mack Johnson. Presentation by Brayden.

Wednesday, March 29: “Language and Writing” by John P. Hughes. Presentation by Emily.

Monday, April 3: "Sign Language" by Karen Emmorey. Presentation by Madison.

Wednesday, April 5: “A Myth: Aborigines Speak a Primitive Language” by Nicholas Evans. Presentation by Ashli.

Monday, April 10: "Ethnic Style in Male and Female Discourse" by Deborah Tannen. Presentation by Karina.

Wednesday April 12: “Discourse Patterns of Males and Females” by Fern L. Johnson. Presentation by Lyndsey.

Friday, April 14: "American Sign Language: ‘It’s Not Mouth Stuff—It’s Brain Stuff’” by Richard Wolkomir. Presentation by Andrew.

Monday, April 17: “Dialects” by Lee Pederson. Presentation by Karlyn.

Wednesday, April 19: "Regional Dialects and Social Class" by Ronald K.S. Macaulay. Presentation by Cody. The text can be found at this link, pp. 63-76, and will also be available as a PDF via the course reserves system in the Linscheid Library).

Friday, April 21: “Nonverbal Communication” by George A. Miller. Presentation by Lauren.

Monday, April 24: 
“’I’ll Explain it to You’: Lecturing and Listening” by Deborah Tannen. Presentation by Avery.

Wednesday, April 26: “Chimps, Children and Creoles: The Need for Caution” by Jean Aitchison. Presentation by Ryan.

Roberts: A Brief History of English

So you've read Roberts's "A Brief History of English."


Thursday, February 2, 2017

When the fate of the world depends on a linguist . . .

Has anybody seen this film? I haven't, but it appears to be a sci-fi fantasy in which the fate of the world depends on a talented linguist.