language_slides_updated.ppt - Language How does the language we use reveal who we are List it Make a list of words that we as Michiganders say

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Language How does the language we use reveal who we are?
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List it! Make a list of words that we, as Michiganders, say differently or completely slaughter. Also consider words that your family uses that may be unique compared to others.
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AGENDA “Malk” The Michigan Accent Choice Reading Homework: Read Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” Pg. 542 (question #7, pg. 46 of Comp) New Book: Pg. 700 (question #4, pg. 46 of Comp book)
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Videos “Malk” Julian Smith “Dialect Maps” Huffington Post
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The Michigan Accent “The Michigan Accent and Michiganders Slang Words” HubPages Blog Separate Slideshow on website
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Homework Read Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” Pg. 542 (question #7, pg. 46 of Comp) New Book: Pg. 700 (question #4, pg. 46 of Comp book)
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AGENDA Discussion of homework Amy Tan video Choice Reading Homework: Pg. 562: “Bilingualism in American: English should be the Official Language” by S.I. Hayakawa Question #2- Outline argument on page 47 of Composition Book
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Amy Tan What is Amy Tan’s attitude toward her mother?
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Homework Pg. 562: “Bilingualism in American: English should be the Official Language” by S.I. Hayakawa Question #2- (pg. 47 of Comp. Book) Outline Hayakawa’s argument for making English the country's official language. What are his unstated assumptions? New Book: see me or link on website
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AGENDA “The Californians” Outline iPads: Harvard Dialect Map survey Search articles on languages Homework: “Mother Tongue” Multiple Choice questions with explanations
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SI Hayakawa Outline the development pattern that SI Hayakawa uses in this piece “Bilingualism in America”
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AGENDA Amy Tan: MC Questions Choice Reading and Conferring
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LANGUAGE Choice-Reading DO YOU SPEAK AMERICAN? (2005) with Robert MacNeil
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NOTE MAKING Pronunciation in New England and NYC Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism What is standard English? Dialects Written English Language change African-American Hip-Hop
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Thoughts on Language Didja/ couldja Canya “d” replaces “t” (water, Pontiac) Vernors, Faygo Kleenex, Pop “yer” “Look it”
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MAP OF THE UNITED STATES On your map, circle the states or areas of the country where the language/dialect might cause you to have preconceived notions about Education level Nature of values (conservative/liberal) Vacations/destination hot spots Racial or ethnic populations Make a color-coded key that includes the above
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“Do You Speak American?” AGENDA “Do You Speak American”
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NOTE MAKING Pronunciation in New England and NYC Prescriptivism vs Descriptivism What is standard English? Dialects Written English Language change African-American Hip-Hop
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Descriptive grammarians ask the question, "What is English (or another language) like? What are its forms and how do they function in various situations?" By contrast, prescriptive grammarians ask, "What should English be like? What forms should people use and what
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